Full Review

August Ridge

August Ridge
2013 Estate Grown, Sangiovese, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: .21%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28

August Ridge
2013 Estate Grown, Sangiovese, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: .21%
Dusty brown brick red color. Interesting, fruity, savory aromas and flavors of cornichons and capers, cherry-pomegranate chutney, and hint of bubblegum dust with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long finish with shades of nougat and earth with chewy, silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A savory, mature tasting (and looking) sangiovese that will shine at the table with savory fare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: cornichons and capers, cherry-pomegranate chutney, and hint of bubblegum dust
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of nougat and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Goose, Spaghetti Carbonara, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory, mature tasting (and looking) sangiovese that will shine at the table with savory fare.

The Producer

August Ridge Vineyards

The Producer
8790 E Hwy 41
Creston, CA 93432
USA
1 805-239-2455

Sangiovese

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Sangiovese is Italy's most widely planted grape, found in several regions including Umbria, Abruzzo and Marche, but its spiritual home is Tuscany. Several famous wines made from Sangiovese are produced in Tuscany, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino.

A wine made from Sangiovese has appealing red cherry fruit, tart acidity and medium-weight tannins. There are few red wines more pleasant that a young Chianti with its delicious cherry fruit and earthy finish. While s simple Chianti is made for enjoyment from two to five years of age, a wine such as Brunello di Montalcino, 100% Sangiovese, is at the other end of the extreme, as it is a wine that often ages for two decades or more.

Sangiovese is also grown with some success in California as well as Australia. Pair wines made from Sangiovese with lighter red meats, duck, poultry and pastas with marinara or Bolognese sauce.