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.