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UNTI VINEYARDS

Dry Creek Valley's most unique winery. 60-acres of organically-farmed Italian and Rhone varieties ideally suited to our Mediterranean climate. New releases: 2021 Sangiovese, 2021 Sangiovese West Terrace , 2021 Syrah Benchland.

New Wine Releases


100% Sangiovese from vines planted in 2007 (65%) and 1992 (35%), all loctated on our Benchland property. It is Sangiovese Grosso, the clone used to make the reknowned  Brunello di Montalcinos of Tuscany. Our 2021 Sangiovese is particularly concentrated, thanks to a low crop-set and a long, even growing season. The '21 Sangiovese is a rare example of a California Sangiovese that has the depth and structure of a Chianti Riserva or vineyard designate... with more fruit.

300 cases produced

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SKU: 546

The Sangiovese vines located on the West Terrace is our most consistent vineyard block, likely due to 30-plus year-old vines, a hillside site, and its eastern exposure. The 2021 growing season enhanced these features, which created a remarkable wine. All of these variables are essential to making the worlds best Sangiovese in Tuscany, and here in Dry Creek Valley. This Sangiovese, which is very much in a Brunello di Montalcino style, was aged in 40% new French Oak barrels, but you wouldn't know it from its sensory expression. A truly remarkable vintage.

100 cases produced

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SKU: 560
 

This Syrah comes from our oldest vineyard located on our Benchland property. Planted in 1991, these vines produce small, thick skinned berries which provide distinct blackberry, bay leaf, cassis and savory flavors that are different from any of our other Syrah vineyard blocks. 2021 was a remarkable vintage, thanks to a naturally low crop set combined with an even-ripening growing season. Easily one of the darkest, most concentrated and complex Syrah's we've ever made, which should age well for at least 10 years.

200 cases produced

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SKU: 559

60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

Cuvée Foudre is our version of a full-bodied Rhone blend worthy of Chateauneuf Du Pape. Thanks to a naturally low crop set, the 2021 was a particularly strong vintage for Grenache. The blend is 60% Grenache from our Alban clone vines, 30% Syrah from clones 174 and 877, and 10% Mourvedre, all planted in 1998. It was aged in a 620-gallon foudre, which is neutral. I love this vintage because it is quintessential Unti - meaning it straddles the line between robust Rhone and etherial Burgundy. Who knew a Grenache blend could be so sophisticated? The '21 CF will improve over the next 3-4 years and last another 5. 

275 cases produced

Accolades:

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Vintages: 90+ Points WS

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SKU: 532
 

100% Syrah

As always, this 2021 Syrah comes from our "Creekside" block located on the winery property.  This site has well drained soils (loam with gravel and sand) that promotes well-balanced vine growth. In 2021, a low crop set resulted in one of our most concentrated Syrahs ever from this site. It features dark color, intense black and blueberry fruit, along with the classic spice and savory elements of Northern Rhone syrah. Like most of our '21 reds, this Syrah has the structure to age at least 8 to 10 years, but should begin to show well in a couple years. A real vin de garde!

250 cases produced

Accolades:

2019 Vintage: 92 Points WS

2018 Vintage: 91 Points WS

2017 Vintage: 91 Points WS

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SKU: 533

100% Montepulciano

We have been making full-bodied Montepulcinao, worthy of the best artisan wineries in Abruzzo and Le Marche, since 2006. The 2021 vintage is our most concentrated and complex Montepulciano to date, thanks to a low crop set, followed by and ideal growing season. It is 100% montepulciano from our original creekside vines, which consistently render a very structured wine with classic plum, cassis and chocolate aromas and flavors. Similar to a great Bordeaux, this MP has the tannin to age at least 10-plus years. If you insist on drinking now, I recommend decanting.

Unfortunately, we will have a bottle limit after January 1, as supply is very limited at 130 cases.

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SKU: 550
 

59% Syrah, 41% Mourvedre

Finally, an Unti wine where mourvedre plays a prominent role! The 2021 Petit Frere features our clone 383 Syrah with our creekside mourvedre. 383 is our most Northern Rhone-like syrah, featuring floral , spicy aromas. The mourvedre is quite noticeable, with it's cherry, savory, meaty aromas and flavors. The wine is already showing well, making it perfect for drinking early and often. The mourvedre will allow this wine to age nicely over the next 2 to 4 years. 

Only 150 cases produced.

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SKU: 534

43% Vermentino, 30% Fiano, 16% Biancolella and 11% Falanghina from our vines planted in 2018. These Italian varietals retain great acidity at peak flavor ripeness. This unconventional Italian white blend is aromatic, fruity, crisp and dry. The wine is fermented and aged in concrete and stainless steel tanks without malo-lactic fermentation to preserve acidity. It is an excellent glimpse into the future of California white wine!

405 cases produced

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$28.00
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SKU: 542
 

Aglianico is easily the most distinguished Italian red very few folks know about. 2019 is our fourth vintage from vines planted in 2013. It has consistently produced dark color, complex fruit and spice while delivering a firm and full-bodied wine - one that can easily age up to 10 years, like the great Taurasi DOCG wines of Campania. This '19 Aglianico shows how the grape is THE ideal choice to replace Cabernet in Sonoma and Napa.

275 cases produced

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SKU: 525

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