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Spangler

Spangler
2014 Sangiovese, Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28
Cellar Selection
2017 Best Sangiovese

Spangler
2014 Sangiovese, Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: <1%
Dusty ruby color. Spicy aromas and flavors of spiced cherries, cedar, cloves, mace, pipe tobacco, and leather with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a complex, medium-long finish with notes of forest floor, charred earth, pressed violets, and licorice with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A Chianti-like sangiovese packed with big notes of Oregon fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: spiced cherries, cedar, cloves, mace, pipe tobacco, and leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of forest floor, charred earth, pressed violets, and licorice
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Braised Oxtail Ravioli, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A Chianti-like sangiovese packed with big notes of Oregon fruit.

The Producer

Spangler Vineyards

The Producer
491 Winery Ln
Roseburg, OR 97471
USA
1 541-679-9654

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.