Barking Frog Winery 2011 Elerding Vineyard Sangiovese, Washington, $24

By on May 4, 2014

Proof_portrait_ltrCarlton, Ore., winemaker Ron Helbig sources his Barbera and Sangiovese from Dr. Elerding’s site in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills. The aromas open with signs of toasted oak as well as nice strawberry, boysenberry and plum skin. A pour delivers flavors of black currant and blackberry with juicy pomegranate. There’s a chalky mouth feel and racy acidity inherent with this grape, backed by a sense of minerality and undercurrent of cherry.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 150 cases

Alcohol: 14.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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