Full Review

Kestrel

Kestrel
2013 Falcon Series Estate, Sangiovese, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25

Kestrel
2013 Falcon Series Estate, Sangiovese, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
Ruby black color. Rustic aromas and flavors of warm berry jam, spumoni, pickling spice, and chocolate silk pie with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium body and a medium-long finish with notes of leather, dried bing cherries, and miso with chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A fruit-forward Sangiovese with chewy tannins for big meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: warm berry jam, spumoni, pickling spice, and chocolate silk pie
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of leather, dried bing cherries, and miso
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Spaghetti Carbonara, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit-forward Sangiovese with chewy tannins for big meals.

The Producer

Kestrel Winery

The Producer
2890 Lee Rd
Prosser, WA 99350
USA
1 509-786-2675

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.