Full Review

Waving Tree

Waving Tree
2012 Estate, Sangiovese, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Waving Tree
2012 Estate, Sangiovese, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dusty garnet color. Interesting aromas and flavors of red cassis, prosciutto, olive brine, carnation, oregano focaccia, and rose hips with an dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, amusing, medium-length finish that presents accents of cherry cordial and dark chocolate chunk with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A fun and interesting blend of old and new world; table-ready!

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Old World
Aroma Aroma: red cassis, prosciutto, olive brine, carnation, oregano focaccia, and rose hips
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of cherry cordial and dark chocolate chunk
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tallegio Filled Crespelle, Roast Leg of Lamb, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun and interesting blend of old and new world; table-ready!

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.