Sangiovese has been a heartbreak grape in California, threatening greatness but rarely delivering. That’s all about to change though. Prima Materia winery is dedicated to growing difficult grapes like Nebbiolo, Aglianico, and our own VB staff member Pietro, former chef-turned-winemaker, is bringing the Old World back, back to Cali. Planted at 1,400 feet in rocky volcanic soils, this is the California-Tuscany connection. Ripe red fruits, medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin, peppery earth and a food-friendly spicy finish, this bottle will bring on inexplicable pappardelle DTs that will have your doctor crying Mama Mia!