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Imagery Sangiovese, Dry Creek Valley

Imagery Sangiovese, Dry Creek Valley Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: 'Best in Class & Gold Medal' - 2005 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. This is a supple, full-bodied, ripely flavored wine, that is moderately rich, and long on the finish. It tastes of plum, black cherry, toast, oak, and tobacco.

Varietal Definition
Sanguis Jovis, the Latin origin for the varietal name, literally means “blood of Jove.” Sangiovese is one of the oldest known varietals and it is likely that ancient Etruscan winemakers cultivated it, although the first literary reference to Sangiovese was in 1722. Sangiovese is probably indigenous to Tuscany, whose most famous wine is Chianti. Chianti is a blend that currently contains a minimum of 90% Sangiovese.Sangiovese thrives in hot dry climates. Because these climatic criteria generally enhance quantity, rather than quality, it takes careful cultivation and winemaking techniques to produce really excellent wine from this grape.


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