Vineyard: McPherson Cellars, Lubbock, TX
Type of wine: Sangiovese
Nose: black cherry, licorice
Palate: light, black cherry, vanilla, spicy
Rating: 5 out of 5
I picked up this bottle of McPherson Cellars 2009 Sangiovese at Spec’s Liquor after eying it on several previous trips but deciding on something else. Being at a mid-range price-point I was hesitant to try it out, not having had any other wines from this vineyard. Upon pouring the wine I immediately noticed how aromatic this wine was. The nose of the wine is a dark, black cherry with a hint of licorice, very pleasant. Upon tasting the wine there is a very smooth, silky, light texture to it. It’s light, but not thin. Up front there is the black cherry flavor, following through with a bold spiciness and vanilla taste and finished nicely with a light oak taste, perfectly aged. This wine is perfectly balanced and smooth and therefore i’m rating it a perfect 5/5. I have not had anywhere near as pleasant an experience with a sangiovese previously, even those from regions known for producing them. I highly recommend picking up a bottle of this wine if you enjoy semi-dry or dry red wines such as pinot noir, cab franc or bourdeaux. I know I will be buying this regularly to pair with pasta dishes and other hearty meals.