Full Review

Waving Tree

Waving Tree
2012 Estate Reserve, Sangiovese, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25

Waving Tree
2012 Estate Reserve, Sangiovese, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of freeze dried cherry, blackberries, italian leather, and geranium with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish with nuances of nopales with medium tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A lip-smacking Sangiovese with sophisticated floral nuances.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: freeze dried cherry, blackberries, Italian leather, and geranium
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of nopales
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Swiss Chard Ravioli, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lip-smacking Sangiovese with sophisticated floral nuances.

The Producer

Waving Tree Vineyards & Winery

The Producer
259 Pipeline Rd
Goldendale, WA 98620
USA
1 509-773-6552

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.