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89 • Yellow Hawk 2006 Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley $15. Best Buy.
Garnet color. Shy aromas with hints of baked berries, singed cedar, and seared meat follow through on a supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with char roasted nuts, tomato and and herb notes. Finishes with a bright, powdery tannin fade. Pair with roasted duck or hangar steak. (tasted on Jan-04-2010)
87 • Waving Tree 2007 Reserve, Sangiovese, Columbia Valley $20.
Deep garnet color. Aromas of cherry, vanilla, ginger, and floral beeswax follow through on a round entry to a dryish medium body with cedar and delicate spice notes. Finishes with a tangy, citrus peel and anise seed accented fade. A crisp and lively sangiovese that will do well with pasta and pork dishes. (tasted on Dec-07-2009)
87 • Pedroncelli 2006 Alto Vineyards, Sangiovese, Dry Creek Valley $14. Best Buy.
Ruby garnet color. Aromas of black cherry, honeycomb, and delicate spice follow through on a round entry to a dryish medium body with tomato and lavender water notes. Finishes with a crisp, chewy tannin fade. Serve with braised beef or mushroom ragout. (tasted on Jan-04-2010)
86 • Des Voigne Cellars 2007 "San Remo" Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, Sangiovese, Red Mountain $26.
Deep ruby color. Reserved aromas of black raspberry, beeswax, and licorice follow through on a soft, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with dried apple skin, cherry cider vinegar, and nutskin notes. Finishes with a crisp, peppery, dusty tannin fade. Pair with veal piccata. (tasted on Nov-30-2009)
82 • Kyra 2006 Sangiovese, Wahluke Slope $16.|Find-a-Wine|
Ruby red color. Aromas of wax and dried apples and cherries follow through on a soft, somewhat limp entry to a light-to-medium body with tart green berry, plum skin, and cocoa notes. Finishes with a quick, dusty tannin fade. (tasted on Nov-30-2009)