Last week I wrote about a Cilla’s Blend, a wine from 3CV, which is part of the Cimarone Estate Wines family. I also had the chance to try their 2007 Cimarone Gran Premio Sangiovese. The Cimarone line represents the best wine grown on their Three Creek Vineyard estate. After a few sips, I was blown away by this silky Sangiovese.
Cimarone 2007 Gran Premio Sangiovese is 100% Sangiovese from the Happy Valley AVA in Santa Barbara. It has 14.5% alcohol and retails for $40. Only 925 bottles were produced. For more information see www.Cimarone.com
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
Cimarone’s Sangiovese has a bright, fruit forward nose. It is packed with cherries, blackberries, and a hint of vanilla. The rich palate explodes with currants and cherries surrounded by earthy undertones. A dry, spicy finale makes for a perfect ending to your sip. This is an excellent showing from Cimarone…an approachable Sangiovese that begs you to have another glass.
My Wine Rating- A-
Food Pairing Suggestions- Pair this wine with a meat lasagna, a burger topped with mozzarella, or a veal chop.
*This wine was sent to me as a sample for review