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Casa Barranca

Casa Barranca
2014 Miralaguna Vineyard, Sangiovese, Santa Ynez Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
No Sulfites & USDA Organic
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

Casa Barranca
2014 Miralaguna Vineyard, Sangiovese, Santa Ynez Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Rustic aromas of ivory, tar, india ink, and dried forest berries with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and a peppery, cheery cherry pie filling, cobbler topping, Szechwan peppercorns, and cedar chips finish with earthy, soft tannins. A fun Santa Ynez take on Sangiovese.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: ivory, tar, India ink, and dried forest berries
Taste Flavor: cherry pie filling, cobbler topping, Szechwan peppercorns, and cedar chips
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun Santa Ynez take on Sangiovese.

The Producer

Casa Barranca Wines

The Producer
208 E Ojai Ave
Ojai, CA 93023
USA
1 805-640-1334

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.