•The Stuff: 100% Sangiovese from Kiona Estate Vineyards. Aged 15 months in used French oak, 14.5%abv, 149 cases produced
•The Swirl: Deep burgundy color that is 60% opaque and mellows out to bright ruby tones on the edges.
•The Sniff: An amazing presentation of big bright cherries, spice, vanilla, and hints of cinnamon.
•The Sip: Hold on Antonio, this is not your father’s Italian Chianti / Sangio. This medium bodied wine is a showcase of the hot weather from Red Mountain that produces amazingly bold fruit. In this limited tasting there was all bright cherries and hints of toast. A nice firm tannin and lingering tart finish rounded out the beautiful wine. Not representative of the variety, but made in a strong new world fashion.
•The Score: Loving the presentation of fruit and big finish, this $25 wine scores a solid 3+ (out of 5).
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