Despite its soft entry and lightly chocolaty finish, this wine tastes unripe. There is a bitter, green tea flavor running through the tannins, and the characteristic high acidity of the Sangiovese grape is exaggerated to the point of taking over.
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Reviews wines from Oregon and Canada.
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.