Saturday, February 7, 2009
4th Flight of Sangiovese/Chianti Blind Tasting
2005 Kuleto Estate Sangiovese Napa Valley 14.8% $20
Plush nose of super-ripe cherries, barnyard, mushrooms and vanilla, with flavors of intensely ripe fruits, almost sweet, balanced, ripe raspberries and blackberries.
2004 Deerfield Sonoma Sangiovese 14.6% $25
Funky nose with a vinegar edge to it, then floral, followed by medicinal flavors of old cough syrup, maybe close to a fortified wine, an aged feel, with oak, ripe berries and candy finish.
2006 The Midlife Crisis Winery Sangiovese Paso Robles 16.6% $20
Oak first, super ripe cherries flavors, strawberries, extracted fruit and figs.