Cana’s Feast Winery 2012 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Sangiovese Grosso, Columbia Valley, $45

By on August 22, 2015

canas-feast-ciel-du-cheval-vineyard-sangiovese-grosso-2012-labelFruit from this site on Washington’s Red Mountain, — the first to commercially plant the Brunello clone in the U.S. — spent 22 months in French oak under the direction of Patrick Taylor at this destination winery in Carlton, Ore. Black cherry, black plums, fresh-from-the-vine blackberries and blood orange aromas pick up bittersweet chocolate and allspice. There’s racy acidity to the flavors of boysenberry and Montmorency cherry, while the nice heft of moderate tannins with a luscious spice component maks for a delicious pairing with a thick slab of lasagna.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 240 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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