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Cosentino Winery Sangiovese Il Chiaretto

Wine Details

Varietal

Sangiovese

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2004 Vintage) Blended in the style of the "Super Tuscan" wines it starts with 92% Sangiovese which is complemented by equal parts (2%) of Petite Sirah, Early Burgundy, Merlot and Alicante. Spicy, exotic red and black fruit with hints of clove in the nose. A round, rich and balanced wine that evolves into an intense mixed berry sensation with ripe tannins in the center. A white pepper note finishes this richly textured wine. Appellation: California Varietal: 92% Sangiovese The grapes were partially read more...Blended in the style of the "Super Tuscan" wines it starts with 92% Sangiovese which is complemented by equal parts (2%) of Petite Sirah, Early Burgundy, Merlot and Alicante. Spicy, exotic red and black fruit with hints of clove in the nose. A round, rich and balanced wine that evolves into an intense mixed berry sensation with ripe tannins in the center. A white pepper note finishes this richly textured wine. Appellation: California Varietal: 92% Sangiovese The grapes were partially punch cap fermented. After aging approximately 13 months in small barrels, the wine was bottled unfined. (hide)

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    Miranda bought me this bottle. very easy and drinkable.

    over 5 years
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  • Critics Challenge
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: Critics Challenge 2006 Award - As reviewed by Critics Challenge on 05/01/06. Cherries with a touch of leather with plenty of oak. Patrick Comiskey