Monte Rio Cellars River’s Edge Sangiovese
6 in stock
Region: Lodi, California
Grape varieties: 100% Sangiovese
Monte Rio Cellars River’s Edge Sangiovese is a bright and energetic red with crushed red fruit, earthy spices, and soft leather notes. River’s Edge Vineyard (named for its proximity to the Mokelumne River) is a biodynamically farmed site in the Clements Hills aub-AVA. Matured in neutral oak barrels for 10 months before bottling, unfined and unfiltered.
Song: Hello Trouble by Buck Owens
Red Plum, Sour Cherry
Room Temperature (63°–67°)
Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)
6 in stock
Save 10% when you buy six or more bottles (mix and match)
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About Monte Rio Cellars River’s Edge Sangiovese
Monte Rio Cellars River’s Edge Sangiovese is a bright and energetic red with crushed red fruit, earthy spices, and soft leather notes. River’s Edge Vineyard (named for its proximity to the Mokelumne River) is a biodynamically farmed site in the Clements Hills aub-AVA. The Sangiovese vines at River’s Edge were planted in the early 2000s in deep, sandy soils. The wine was fermented semi-carbonically in stainless steel for 10 days before pressing to a mix of concrete and stainless steel to complete fermentation. Matured in neutral oak barrels for 10 months before bottling, unfined and unfiltered.
About Monte Rio Cellars
Monte Rio Cellars is a collaboration between longtime friends Patrick Cappiello and Pax Mahle. Following a successful career as a sommelier and restaurant owner in New York City, Patrick set his sights on the West Coast to make wine. He launched Monte Rio Cellars with the help of his buddy and highly-respected winemaker, Pax.
Monte Rio Cellars as a winery focuses on low-intervention, handcrafted wines- in the spirit of old-school California. They work closely with their vineyard partners who employ organic farming techniques. This push for sustainable and ethical farming is very important to them and is a consideration they make when forming new partnerships. Whenever possible they source from family-owned farms and have a passion for older vines.
Monte Rio Cellars love their red wines served a little chilly. Don’t be afraid to dunk these in an ice bucket or your fridge before you pull the cork!
About Patrick Cappiello
Patrick Cappiello got his start in restaurants, his wine career began in 2002 as a Sommelier at Tribeca Grill. As time progressed his roles changed to Wine Director and restaurant owner over the next 15 years. Through connections with countless winemakers and after meeting his current business partner Pax Mahle, the transition to Winemaker was a natural progression for Cappiello. He still serves as Wine Director of Walnut Street Café in Philadelphia. He is Food & Wine host for Playboy and a founding member of Winemakers & Sommeliers for California Wildfire Relief.
His 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, and Sommelier career have given him access to four of the world’s greatest wine cellars. All have been recipients of Wine Spectators “Grand Award”; TriBeCa Grill, Veritas, GILT, and Pearl & Ash. Mr. Cappiello was named “Sommelier of the Year 2014” by Food & Wine Magazine, “Wine Person of the Year 2014” by Imbibe Magazine, and “Sommelier of the Year 2015” by Eater National.
His winemaking career started in 2018, under the watchful eye of Pax Mahle. Monte Rio focuses on heritage and classic California varieties. Wines are made naturally with no additives and farmed with organic practices.