2019 Sangiovese, Pauli Ranch Vineyards
This rich and flavorful Sangiovese is a brilliant example of a complex wine that captures the unique traits of Italy’s most famous red grape and the personality of vines grown in the unique soils of North-ern California. Led by its alluring dark crimson hue, this wine is bright, youthful, and energetic when it hits the glass, and becomes more lush, elegant, and stately as the flavors develop. The wine opens with aromas of ripe red raspberries, crushed blackberry, licorice, cocoa, cinnamon, clove, and roasted nuts. On the palate, character of the legendary Sangiovese grape is anchored by core flavors of dark cherry, ripe plum and black raspberry. Balanced with a silky texture, smooth tannins, and bright acidity; this wine is layered with sultry hints of mocha, allspice, wild sage, and a kiss of fine oak to create a long, persistent finish.
Pairs well with heirloom tomato salad with fresh mint and burrata cheese, butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter, pan-seared salmon with lemon, and herb roasted chicken.