Ancestry Cellars 2012 Heritage Series di Donato Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $25

By on April 19, 2015

Ancestry Cellars-di Donato Sangiovese-Columbia Valley-2012-LabelStillwater Creek Vineyard along Washington’s Royal Slope — north of the Wahluke Slope — presents Josh Morin an opportunity to pay tribute to his Italian great grandfather Raffaele Verderico, aka “son of Donato.” The Woodinville winemaker’s program of all neutral French oak creates a juicy, food-friendly theme of cherry juice, red plum and pomegranate with notes of roasted coffee and herbal tea. Bring on the puttanesca.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 128 cases

Alcohol: 14.7%

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