2009 Sonoma Valley Sangiovese
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley
We just adore today’s wonderful wine. This 2009 Benevolo Sonoma Valley Sangiovese is a delicious wine that shows just how good a California Sangio can be.
Bright, approachable and very easy to drink, this delightful wine shows classic Sangiovese character - while showing off the exciting terroir of the Dry Creek Valley. This is a dark and soulful Sangiovese that just begs to be enjoyed with a great meal. It also has the sort of fruit and structure that makes it a wonderful solo-sipper.
Well balanced and bright, we recommend this wine with nearly any Italian meal. We’ll be enjoying ours with ricotta stuffed pasta shells with a rich marinara sauce, served alongside a caprese salad.
Pale garnet hues with perfect clarity through the darker core of the wine. Pretty pink at the edges. When swirled, skinny, wine-stained tears race down the glass.
The wine leads with wonder, heady fruit, including stewed strawberry, red cherry, red plum, red fruit preserves. Underneath, milder aromas of red licorice, earthy crimini mushroom, leather pipe tobacco pouch, mineral salt air.
Dense red cherry, underripe blackberry, cherry pie, gradually yield to earthy dried blueberry, vanilla, and tomato stem.
Fruits from the palate carry long through the finish, tailing off very gradually. The smooth texture of the wine supports the fruit, transitioning them into more earthen flavors.