2005 Seghesio Sangiovese (US) "Venom"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Venom"
Wine Category: Sangiovese (US)
Grape blend: 100% Sangiovese
Region: Alexander Valley
State or country: CA
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
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