2017 CasaSmith Sangiovese - 1.5L


No, you don’t have to go to Italy to get a really super Sangiovese. Vibrant, pipe tobacco, Italian cherry, sandalwood and tomato leaf. Dark earth fills out the broad shoulders of this substantial wine. Exact, distinct and real. 
- Charles

90 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)
“The 2017 Sangiovese Cinghiale offers classic cherry and darker berry fruits as well as complex garrigue, cedar, and dried herb notes. Medium-bodied, elegant, and balanced, it’s another impeccably made wine under this label that has ample character. It should keep for at least 5-7 years.”

92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) (v2016)
“Deep ruby/purple-colored with a lovely nose of ripe cherries, crushed flowers, incense, and dried earth, the 2016 Sangiovese Cinghiale Rosebud is medium-bodied, seamless, silky and incredibly polished on the palate, with fine tannin and a creamy, layered texture that defies its 20 dollar price tag.”

The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices. 
Rosebud (69%): This vineyard is at the same location at Wahluke Slope Vineyard and Northridge Vineyard. It has an alluvial fan gravel bed and rests above the flood plain of the Columbia River. Under the topsoil is a layer of caliche and basalt, creating calcium and iron rich soil.
Wahluke Slope (31%): Just a stone’s throw away from Northridge Vineyard. Wahluke Slope vineyard is very similar to it’s neighbor. Keohler loamy fine sand over cemented silica; ancient pre-flood soils.