Mannina Cellars 2012 Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley, $22

By on July 20, 2014

mannina-cellars-sangiovese-labelDon Redman named his winery after his Italian grandmother, who came to the U.S. during World War II, so he’s got a special spot in his heart for this variety. For years, he’s relied on Seven Hills Vineyard, rather than his young estate site, for this delizioso example. The red-tinged nose opens with black plum, macerated cherries, red currant and strawberries. The grape’s trademark and food-friendly acidity arrives immediately with strawberry and pomegranate flavors, followed by dried Montmorency cherries, cranberry yogurt and raspberry. The influence of Merlot (7%) adds some tannin to bright finish that will pair perfectly with tomato-based dishes and Italian fare.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 262 cases

Alcohol: 13.7%

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