This is all Sangiovese from Candy Mountain, and it's a fine follow-up to the 2004. At this young stage the barrel toast is front and center, although it's all second-fill barrels. The fruit shows a lot of spice, light plummy red flavor, and a bit of peppery herb. Simple, easy-drinking wine, without a lot of varietal presence.
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.