Gargiulo 2005 Aprile Red (Oakville)

Sangiovese has been a major disappointment in Napa Valley, but guess what? This 97% Sangiovese, with 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, is an impressive wine, and the best of Gargiulo's current releases. It's enormously forward in cherry pastry filling flavors, while plenty of new oak adds smoky, cinnamon spicy, vanilla brulée complexities, but it's the quality of the tannins that marks the wine. For all its flamboyance, it doesn't seem like an ager. Best now through 2011.

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  • Alcohol
    14.5%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Date Published
    12/31/2008
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