Review: 2010 Sangiovese

Wenatchee Valley winemaker Al Mathews graduated from Oregon State University with a microbiology degree, and he’s been making wine before he built a career as a contractor. While he bottles a tasty pink from this Italian variety, he also offers this well-structured Sangiovese that carries aromas cherry, rose petal, crushed walnut and dusty oregano. The foundation of the drink is one of black cherry and dark strawberry with sandy frontal tannins and a steady push of pomegranate acidity for length.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 50 cases

Alcohol: 13.3%

By Great Northwest Wine