Reserve Sangiovese - $36
A selection of our best barrels of Sangiovese, this wine goes to our wine club first before it is released to the general public. The wine sees a little more new oak than the Estate Sangiovese and is built for aging in the cellar. This wine is sourced from our Mission Hills vineyard to the west of Walla Walla. Our last vintage released was 2009 and is sold out. The 2012 vintage will be released to the public in 2017.
Tasting Notes (2012): Only the second reserve Sangiovese made for the wine club (the last being 2009), we decided that 2012 was a great vintage to do it again! 100% estate Sangiovese from the best four barrels of Sangiovese we had, which were all fermented with BM45 yeast. This wine is definitely the earthier version of our Sangiovese and is built for aging. Green pepper and beef jerky start the nose which leads into strawberry, black cherry, tart blueberry, black licorice (anise), and a hint of cotton candy. On the palate, dark chocolate (cocoa) leads to some dark fruits: black currant, black cherry, and black plums followed by black pepper. The tannins in this wine are pretty stiff, therefore this wine needs to be aged for a couple of years before drinking. Decant before drinking for maximum flavor! 3.81 pH and 5.6 g/L of titratable acidity. Drink 2016 through 2025.