This is an interesting wine.  The grapes are grown at Lanza Vineyards in the Suisun Valley, which is located to the east of the Napa Valley in California (there is a Lanza Sangiovese also on the market) and shipped to Cape Cod where they are crushed and vinified.  Sangiovese is of course the pre-eminent red grape of Tuscany and nearby regions of Italy.  It has been an elusive grape to grow in California (or anywhere else for that matter).  It makes more sense to judge these types of wines on their own rather than comparing to Italy (i.e. what would a Chianti of this quality cost).  Purple in color with some ruby hues, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose has some cherries along with plums and a bit of volatile acidity.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, there is some warmth.  The label lists 15%.  Cherries, black cherries and some raisins.  Shorter finish.  The overall wine is drinkable and pleasurable.  It seems low in acidity so take that into consideration when choosing foods.  Italian foods might seem like a good choice, but fried chicken might work better.  Drink over the  next few years.  

Grade: 
B
Score: 
86
Vintage: 
2018
Current Price: 
$25.00USD

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