Sunday, May 11, 2008
Cereghino Smith Sangiovese Reserve 2004
This is a red wine made from Sangiovese grapes grown in California and produced in New York. Intense aromas of bubble gum, raspberry jam, and strawberries attack the senses, while ripe bing cherries, licorice, smoke and oak get the taste buds busy. I've tasted many Sangiovese wines, mostly from Italy, but never interpreted like this. It's chewy, has texture, and an interesting flavor profile. Found this at a tasting at Alphabet City Wine Co., recommended by Keith B. Fined not filtered, 13% alcohol and in the $20 range.
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