Maryhill Winery 2009 Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $16

By on March 2, 2014

maryhill-winery-sangiovese-bottleKiwi-born winemaker Richard Batchelor arrived from the Napa Valley not long before crush began in 2009 at this destination winery along the Columbia River, and he’s producing 80,000 cases in Goldendale, Wash. His first bottling of this Italian variety for the Leutholds is showing aromas of dusty cherry, anise, sandalwood and toast. Those lead into a bright entry of cranberries and milk chocolate, backed by easy tannins, light acidity and allspice.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 633 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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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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