Estate Sangiovese - $25
Sourced from our Mission Hills vineyard to the west of Walla Walla, our Brunello clone (VCR-6) of Sangiovese grows well. The wine comes out almost like the Old World, i.e. Brunello di Montalcino and Tuscany. Our current vintage is 2012.
Tasting Notes: This dark brick in color wine starts with raspberry, black cherry, and cranberry on the nose with hints of chocolate and tobacco. It continues on the palate with black cherry, pomegranate, and cranberry. Due to the warm vintage, the acid is not overt, but it provides a backbone throughout the long finish to complement a slightly smoky oak character and Old World minerality. 10% new Hungarian oak. 3.81 pH and 5.6 g/L of titratable acidity. Drink now through 2025, decanting recommended.