Sharp, earthy and herbal, this has more guts than most Sangioveses—that's the good news—but it doesn't suggest much of what you might consider true varietal character. It's relatively dark for Sangio, and it's a chewy, earthy red wine with some light and tart berry and cherry fruit flavors. A good spaghetti red.
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.