2003 Sean Thackrey "Aquila" Eaglepoint Ranch Mendocino Sangiovese SKU #1050467

Price: $49.99

RP 92
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Tasting Notes

92 points Robert Parker: "Thackery's detour with the stubborn and largely unsuccessful Sangiovese grape in California is the gorgeous 2003 Aquila, which comes from the Eaglepoint Ranch in Medocino. Dark plum/garnet ruby, with a stunning nose of sweet kirsch intermixed with currants, fig, plum, and underbrush, the wine exhibits plenty of earthy, cedary, spice box notes, it has a good bit of glycerin and body as well as a silky, sumptuous finish. This is as good as Sangiovese can get in California. Drink it over the next 5-8 years." (08/09) ETA: Sept 18th 2009.

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Staff Reviews

  • Mahon McGrath
    By: Mahon McGrath
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a singular California Sangiovese. It doesn't bear much resemblance to other California Sangioveses (which is perhaps a good thing), or its Italian forebears; it tastes and smells most strongly like a Thackrey Sangiovese. The nose is pungently mentho-lyptus. Underneath that is a medium-bodied wine with meaty and dry cherry flavors and dry, dustily herbaceous, peppery accents. The tannins are modest, lightly tooth-coating, and the wine has enough acidity to make it food friendly without being obvious. This is one to enjoy now.


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