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2012 Sangiovese

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Tasting Notes

Darker than some Sangiovese you can tell this is a beefy wine when you pour it into your glass. A dark red color with aromatics of Bing cherries, currents, and toasted oak can be smelled. The palette has more cherry flavors and dried strawberries along with some mild leather and chocolate. This wine drinks great on its own or pairs with a nice classic spaghetti and meatball dish. 

Winemakers notes

Sangiovese has always been a wine I enjoy and I wanted to try and bring out the acidity and crispness of the variety. By blending in Graciano, a big tannic wine, it added some weight to the wine. The brightness of the Sangiovese shines through and the wine finishes nicely.

  • Blend Composition: 83% Sangiovese, 17% Graciano
  • Alcohol by Volume: 14.3%
  • pH: 3.81
  • TA: 6.8 g/l
  • Bottling Date: March 12, 2014
  • Cases Produced: 168

Vineyard Notes

  • Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard
  • AVA: Horse Heaven Hills
  • Grower Degree Days: 3164
  • Precipitation: 4.6’

Overall 2012 was a good grape growing season in WA State. The Horse Heaven Hills AVA was right at its long term average for GDD which was nice after a couple of cooler vintages in 2010 and 2011. With consistent temperatures and a steady source of irrigation grapes were ripened on time and developed full flavors.

Awards

Gold - 2014 BTI World Wine Competition *92pts
Gold - 2014 Denver Wine Competition