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2005 Seghesio Sangiovese (US) "Venom"

Winery: Seghesio

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Venom"

Wine Category: Sangiovese (US)

Grape blend: 100% Sangiovese

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $48

Cases produced: 425

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: November 30, 2008

Wine Review: This is not your traditional Sangiovese and the wines name gives it away. This powerful wine opens with an inviting bouquet that reminds me of a fine Amarone. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, smooth, and silky with very spicy black raspberry flavors. The finish is quite dry and its noticeable bold tannins linger for quite some time. This is a wine that wine last quite some time in your cellar. If you can’t resist, enjoy it with a hearty beef stew. Cheers - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Enticing violet perfume with smoky dark fruit aromas. Ripe black cherry and blueberry flavors. Mid-palate richness. Toasted wood, anise undertones. Vibrant acidity lingers. Structural, dusty tannins, built to age. - Ted Seghesio

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Seghesio 2005 Venom.

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