2018 CasaSmith Cinghiale Sangiovese

$25.00

Let me start off by saying what I don’t like about this wine...NOTHING!!! Aromatic: tobacco leaf, cedar plank, suede and chanterelle. Medium/full bodied and multidimensional. Pan grilled dark spices and dry tomato leaf. Your mouth, this wine, PERFECTO! —Charles

Current & Past Scores

91 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)

“Also terrific, the 2018 Sangiovese Cinghiale has complex, savory notes of dried herbs, new leather, and ripe cherries. Medium-bodied and seamless on the palate, with no hard edges, it’s another wine under this label that delivers the goods at a great price. Drink it over the coming 4-6 years as well.”

92 Points, James Suckling (v2017)

“This is a delicious rendition of Sangiovese showing a very vibrant, plush and attractively cast red-cherry nose with wild herbs and forest notes, following to the succulent palate that is so tangy and packed with lively fresh fruit. Chianti killer! Drink now.”

90 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) (v2017)

“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.”

Vineyard

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.

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