Cavatappi Winery 2016 Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $12

By on December 19, 2018

Best Buy! Precept’s team tapped into four Yakima Valley sites – Canyon Vineyard Ranch, Boushey, Oasis and denHoed – for this lively, racy and 100% varietal take on Sangiovese grown in Washington state. Fruit-forward aromas of strawberry-rhubarb compote and Sour Patch strawberry candy lead to brisk flavors of Montmorency cherry and President plum. Its profile of lower alcohol and tannin sets the table for lean cuts of meat such as flank steak or tomato-based dishes. It’s available at Total Wine & More and historic merchants such as Compass Wines in Anacortes and Esquin Wine & Spirits in Seattle.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 3,000 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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