A to Z playfully colors its screwcap to match the plum cherry tone of the wine, a Sangiovese from the Del Rio vineyard in southern Oregon. Stainless-steel fermented and not put through malolactic fermentation, the wine is loaded with watermelon, strawberries, raspberries and cherry candy. A fairly sweet finish suggests cotton candy. Serve this well-chilled, best drunk alone as an apéritif.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.