2012 U Cellars Sangiovese

2012 U Cellars Sangiovese

Dry Creek Valley, California

"Special Selection" | 91 Points Panel Rated

$12.99
Retail Price
$30.00
Savings
57%



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VARIETAL: Sangiovese

ALCOHOL: 13.50%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:

91 Insider Points

Reviews:

You Know What They Say About Wine, It's All "U" Need.

This wine came to us as a special selection. Sangiovese is a grape that can be tempermental in the New World, but is showing promise when grown in Dry Creek Valley. The U Cellars have done an excellent job.

Red cherry on the nose is indicative of the varietal. On the palate, cassis, blackberry and a hint of tobacco. Medium acid, a light body with hearty tannin. It has a soft finish that shows more of the dark fruits. A fun try for New World wine lovers.

91 Points - JZ October '17

Why We're Drinking It:

$0 SHIPPING Selection (6+/btls)

Dry Creek is synonymous with small, family-owned wineries. Ever that region wine geeks rely on for finding wines that are far from mainstream, here, in U Cellars, the region delivers again! A micro producer with a passion for making some massive QPR wines, our Sourcing Team was all over this small lot Sangiovese from the golden hills of the valley renowned for its unadulterated charm. Showcasing the bright red cherries, earthy and savory notes that are quintessential Tuscany, it’s spot-on for food-pairing with its high acidity; is 100% a wine to have on hand for Tuesday supper or weekend dinner parties with foodies.

Why we love it:

  • Dry Creek Valley was destined for vines. The rolling hills, myriad of soils, and glorious California weather combine and create heaven for winemakers. Since the 1800s, Italian names (Stefani, Gaddini, Capelli) made their reputation known with their Cal-Ital renditions of Old World favorites. And the future of Dry Creek Valley is glowingly bright as the roots set deep into history set off new growth into the future.
  • Sangiovese from the hills of Tuscany’s famed Chianti Classico region is treasured among winegrowers. Flavors of cherry, violets, and tilled earth have kept this Italian staple on tables across the globe for millennia. It’s the consummate food wine, with a savory character and bright acidity perfectly suited for hearty meals of roasted duck, pasta with meat sauce, and your favorite pizza.
  • Can there really be too much of a good thing? In 2012, the weather smiled on Sonoma and winked at Dry Creek Valley. An abundance of immaculately ripe fruit in the vineyard lead to some worries over where to make all the glorious wine! But calm heads prevailed and, while tank space was at a premium, not a single grape went to waste.
Tasting Notes:

This Sangiovese will give you dark fruits and blueberry right up front. This wine will then open up into brown spice, chocolate, and cedar. Will pair nicely with food. The prized location of these unique soils help to create the classic tannins that balance the jammy and fruity Sangiovese.

The Story to Know:

The Dry Creek Valley is undoubtedly Sonoma County's most charming AVA with its lush blonde hills covering some of the region's oldest vines; it is terroir speaking through the varietals with compelling and irresistible sensuality.

Perfect Pairings:

Sangiovese will pair wonderfully with traditional fare such as grilled steak or Portobello mushrooms. We also suggest enjoying it with a grilled cheese and mushroom sandwich. Add cambozola cheese and sautéed mushrooms to your favorite bread. Use porcini or shiitake mushrooms if you can find them.

$0 SHIPPING Selection (6+/btls)

Dry Creek is synonymous with small, family-owned wineries. Ever that region wine geeks rely on for finding wines that are far from mainstream, here, in U Cellars, the region delivers again! A micro producer with a passion for making some massive QPR wines, our Sourcing Team was all over this small lot Sangiovese from the golden hills of the valley renowned for its unadulterated charm. Showcasing the bright red cherries, earthy and savory notes that are quintessential Tuscany, it’s spot-on for food-pairing with its high acidity; is 100% a wine to have on hand for Tuesday supper or weekend dinner parties with foodies.

Why we love it:

  • Dry Creek Valley was destined for vines. The rolling hills, myriad of soils, and glorious California weather combine and create heaven for winemakers. Since the 1800s, Italian names (Stefani, Gaddini, Capelli) made their reputation known with their Cal-Ital renditions of Old World favorites. And the future of Dry Creek Valley is glowingly bright as the roots set deep into history set off new growth into the future.
  • Sangiovese from the hills of Tuscany’s famed Chianti Classico region is treasured among winegrowers. Flavors of cherry, violets, and tilled earth have kept this Italian staple on tables across the globe for millennia. It’s the consummate food wine, with a savory character and bright acidity perfectly suited for hearty meals of roasted duck, pasta with meat sauce, and your favorite pizza.
  • Can there really be too much of a good thing? In 2012, the weather smiled on Sonoma and winked at Dry Creek Valley. An abundance of immaculately ripe fruit in the vineyard lead to some worries over where to make all the glorious wine! But calm heads prevailed and, while tank space was at a premium, not a single grape went to waste.

You Know What They Say About Wine, It's All "U" Need.

This wine came to us as a special selection. Sangiovese is a grape that can be tempermental in the New World, but is showing promise when grown in Dry Creek Valley. The U Cellars have done an excellent job.

Red cherry on the nose is indicative of the varietal. On the palate, cassis, blackberry and a hint of tobacco. Medium acid, a light body with hearty tannin. It has a soft finish that shows more of the dark fruits. A fun try for New World wine lovers.

91 Points - JZ October '17

91 Insider Points

This Sangiovese will give you dark fruits and blueberry right up front. This wine will then open up into brown spice, chocolate, and cedar. Will pair nicely with food. The prized location of these unique soils help to create the classic tannins that balance the jammy and fruity Sangiovese.

The Dry Creek Valley is undoubtedly Sonoma County's most charming AVA with its lush blonde hills covering some of the region's oldest vines; it is terroir speaking through the varietals with compelling and irresistible sensuality.

Sangiovese will pair wonderfully with traditional fare such as grilled steak or Portobello mushrooms. We also suggest enjoying it with a grilled cheese and mushroom sandwich. Add cambozola cheese and sautéed mushrooms to your favorite bread. Use porcini or shiitake mushrooms if you can find them.