Full Review

Bella Luna Estate Winery

Bella Luna Estate Winery
2014 Siletto Vineyard, Sangiovese, San Benito County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45

Bella Luna Estate Winery
2014 Siletto Vineyard, Sangiovese, San Benito County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: <1%
Dusty deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of bright, juicy cherry, lilac, leather, rose hip, black tea, and mango with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of clove and rosemary. A dense, flavor-packed New World Sangiovese that is an absolute pleasure to drink; aerate and relish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: bright, juicy cherry, lilac, leather, rose hip, black tea, and mango
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of clove and rosemary
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pork Saltimbocca, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dense, flavor-packed New World Sangiovese that is an absolute pleasure to drink; aerate and relish.

The Producer

Bella Luna

The Producer
1850 Templeton Rd
Templeton, CA 93465
USA
1 805-434-5477

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.