2009 Napa Valley Sangio Vetta Sangiovese
California: Napa Valley
Today’s outstanding pureCru Wines 2009 Napa Valley Sangio Vetta is yet another stunner from our best-selling winemaker Mitch Cosentino. Mitch has been featured a record-breaking thirty times on The Wine Spies for one simple reason - his wines are out-of-this-world delicious. We’ve come to have high expectations of Mitch’s wines - and today’s offering handily exceeded those expectations.
Today’s wine is a tantalizing blend of 75% Sangiovese and 25% Cabernet Franc, both sourced from Mitch’s best Napa Valley vineyards. Today’s wine is lush and well balanced as well as bright and slightly tart, with lovely hints of terroir and spice that serve to add to its depth and complexity. This is an exceptional food wine. Personally, we look forward to pairing ours with our next hearty winter meal in front of the fireplace.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of trying any of Mitch’s wines, then today is your lucky day, dear Operative!
Deep, almost opaque at its heart, transitioning slowly to a hazy red fringe at the edge of the glass.
Subtle and very refined, with dark raspberry and black cherry mingling with sweet tobacco leaf, dried fall leaves, coffee bean, cinnamon, clove, and black peppercorn.
Ripe and round on the palate, with notes of reduced sweet plum, strawberry, and black cherry counterbalanced by sweet earthy mushroom, fresh suede leather, sage, espresso bean, and a touch of fresh cranberry.
A lengthy finish, with plenty of structure and a slightly tart acidity. This is a phenomenal wine to be paired with a hearty winter meal.
A classic winter’s meal of beef short ribs, slowly braised in a bold red wine with potatoes and other root vegetables.
What the Winery Says
- Mitch Cosentino
- Napa Valley, California
- Fruit Variety
- 75% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Franc
- 33 months in French, American, and Eastern European oak