There is nothing shy about this wine, but kudos for pulling together a 100% Sangiovese from Red Mountain fruit that comes a tenth of a percentage point short of 15% alcohol. Not easy to do! The result is right in line with the winery's style—big, bold, forward, ready to rock and drinking well right out of the bottle. Don't wait—just enjoy the ripe strawberry fruit, the spice and the toasted almond, oat cracker finish.
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.