Outrageous 140 cases produced Prop Red

Matthias Pippig is not your everyday mainstream winemaker. He’s an “artist” in the true sense of the worth.  A creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a poet, a chef, a scientist.  Mix this all together and you have Sanguis.  Matthias moved here from Germany some 30 years ago with plans to make it big in the Rock & Roll scene.  Life took a different turn, as he had to make a living and  he eventually stumbled onto the L.A. food scene.  He worked as a waiter, and in time met Manfred Krankl, of La Brea Bakery fame, which whom he’d partner and work for several years.  Krankl, created the infamous Sine Qua Non label and that inspired Matthias to go a similar route and the rest is history.  Sanguis is not a quaffing wine, but complex and sophisticated.Sanguis 2012 Luminous Flux Proprietary Red 
Retail 75.00 – GGWC 71.99 ~ FREE SHIPPING on 6+
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This amazingly complex wine offers up stunning aromatics and flavors that jump out of the glass!  This wine offers up classic Cab Franc aromatics and spice notes on the nose. On the palate this youngster is loaded with bright complex black stone fruit, a touch anise and spice.  Full in body, this wine is amazingly well-balanced with the right touch of acidity.  Lush, bold, complex and in-your-face this wine shows well after breathing for about 90 minutes.  The 2012 Luminous Flux is a blend of 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Grenache.  Sadly, only 140 cases were produced and only 48 bottles were allocated to me!

Serve this wine with a roast rack of lamb with roasted root vegetables; braised pork belly over  herbed beans and sautéed kale would be another choice and of course if you are vegetarian and stew of eggplant and root veggies would go well with this puppy too.
Make sure to check out their strikingly good white “Floral Study #2” which is a blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Roussanne.

Sanguis 2012 Floral Study # 2 
Retail 55.00 – GGWC 51.99 ~ 
(only 36 bottles allocated)
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This 125 case production wine offers up vibrant aromatics of honeysuckle, pear, apple and lemon that leap out of the glass. On the palate this blend of Chardonnay and Roussanne balance each other very nicely.  Medium to full in body, this beauty is dense, rich and opulent yet extremely well-balanced and a touch delicate. The palate is laced with white peach, spring flowers some white currant and butterscotch.   The finish is gorgeous, complex and long.

Also, don’t miss:

Loner by Sanguis 2012 Pinot Noir r12b 
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Crafted from the great John Sebastiano vineyard (Paul Lato, etc.) The wine is equal parts animal and purity of fruit, there is a nervy quality to this one and the freshness of a crisp ocean breeze.  In coming years, more elegance will take the place of current spry youthfulness (read: give it some time, I love it now but will love it more later).  Vibrant red currant and dark blueberry aromas and flavors are joined with a touch a real Burgundian (Pommard) like flavors and qualities.  The wine is full, yet extremely well-balanced with the right amounts of fruit and acid intertwined.   This is a Pinot that screams for food – Lamb, beef, hearty stew.  Only 5 barrels produced!

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