Varietal: 100% Sangiovese
AVA: Horse Heaven Hills
Vineyard: Elerding 6 Prong Vineyard
Production Notes: 23.6 brix at harvest, 2/3 submerged cap fermentation, aged in French and American oak for 17 months, 13.8% alcohol at bottling.
Description: The perfect red for drinking in warmer months or year round, this wine does not disappoint. Subtle scents of nutmeg and cinnamon contend with a more pronounced cherry nose. This sangiovese bustles with flavors of currants, nutmeg, and berries ending in a smooth finish with a hint of oak.
Critical Acclaim: "The structure is excellent, and the proportion of acid and tannin gives the wine substance and depth." -- Wine Enthusiast magazine.
"The palate shows pleasing acidity as plump boysenberry and huckleberry flavors lead the way into a midpalate of Bing cherry juice, followed by just a tug of tannin to give it a medium body." - Excellent rating - Wine Press Northwest - August 22, 2011