Sangiovese, or the “blood of Jove,” is probably best known for its role in the Italian wines Chianti and Brunello di Maltacino. This wine exhibits the traditional elevated acidity, medium body, and bright red fruit notes. Judicious vertical barrel-aging has added a sweet tar and smoky vanilla finish. While fabulous now, be assured this “super-tuscan” will only get better in the years to come.
Appellation Rattlesnake Hills, Elephant Mountain Vineyards Vintage: 2010 Bottling Date: July 24, 2012 Alcohol: 13.8%
Awards: Silver Medal: 2014 Great Harvest Int'l Wine Comp., Sonoma, CA. Bronze Medal: 2015 Great Northwest Wine Competition, Hood River, OR.
Pairs well with traditional Italian cuisine involving cured meats, cheeses and red-based sauces.