Harbinger Winery 2009 Elephant Mountain Vineyards Sangiovese, Rattlesnake Hills, $30

By on August 21, 2013

Harbinger Winery is near Port Angeles, Washington.Elephant Mountain is one of Washington’s highest-elevation vineyards and is in the northern Yakima Valley. Joe Hattrup started planting the vineyard in the 1990s and has developed it into one of the state’s top locations. This Sangiovese by winemaker Sara Gagnon shows how well this signature Italian grape can fare in Washington. It opens with aromas of oak, black cherry, black olive and cola, followed by rich flavors of cherry, vanilla and a sprinkling of cocoa. It’s a big wine with the fruit to support it. Pair with lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs or grilled portabella mushrooms.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 128 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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