Cavatappi Winery 2014 Molly’s Cuvee Sangiovese, Columbia Valley $18

By on March 9, 2019

A trio of Washington state’s historic vineyards — led by James Beard Award nominee Mike Sauer’s Red Willow — are blended to create one of the Northwest’s best examples of Sangiovese. There’s a touch of Super Tuscan to it with Cabernet Sauvignon in the background. Dried cherry, blueberry-pomegranate juice, cola and crushed brick aromas lead to rich flavors of Marionberry pie and blueberry. Ample tannins and restrained acidity make for a structure that dances across the palate rather stripping. Bing cherry and boysenberry account for a medium finish. Look for it at Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar in either Mill Creek or the Everett Marina.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 278 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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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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