Lopez Island Vineyards & Winery 2011 Sangiovese, Yakima Valley, $22

By on April 18, 2013

Washington wineLongtime Washington winemaker Brent Charnley brought in grapes from highly acclaimed Elephant Mountain in the Rattlesnake Hills area of the Yakima Valley. The resulting wine is one of the best Washington Sangioveses we have tasted in recent times. It opens with aromas of cherry jam, boysenberry, cinnamon and milk chocolate. On the palate, it is loaded with bright flavors of pomegranate, cordial cherry and just a hint of oak on the finish. Smooth tannins and lip-smacking acidity make this a perfect pairing with marinara-based dishes or lean grilled meats.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 125

Alcohol: 14%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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