Wine label with a pen-drawn picture of a male deer with antlers (a buck!). Text on the label in all caps reads:CasaSmith Cinghiale Sangiovese, Wahluke Slope & Rosebud Vineyards.

2019 CasaSmith Cinghiale Sangiovese

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$25.00
A tall dark Italian style bottle of wine. Black capsule on top and white label with black text that reads: CasaSmith Cinghiale Sangiovese, Wahluke Slope & Rosebud Vineyards.

Tasting Notes by Winemaker Charles Smith

“Color of red brick. Aroma of pipe tobacco, tomato skin and candle wax. Taut with energy and shimmering in the glass. Persistent. Unfolding. Delicious.”

Vintage Notes

The 2019 vintage was on the cooler side as it started slow with later-than-usual bud break and continued on to be fairly moderate throughout the year. Some vineyards had issues with an October freeze a bit earlier than usual, but our high-elevation vineyards have great air drainage which allows us to extend the growing season late into October without freeze. This yielded fantastic ripening and some awesome wines with incredible balance and character. Overall, we are excited about the wine produced in 2019, which has brought us more finesse, incredible flavors and lovely balance.

Winemaking

Varietal Breakdown: 100% Sangiovese
Appellation: Wahluke Slope
Vineyard(s): Wahluke Slope and Rosebud
Production: 4.2 tons per acre | Native yeast | 100% whole berry fermentation | 39 days on skins | 100% neutral upright French oak tanks | 10 months aged on lees
Wine Analysis: 6.1 g/L titratable acidity | 3.53 pH | 15% alcohol | No residual sugar

Current & Past Scores

92 Points – James Suckling (v2018)

“A very attractive wine with dried-cherry, walnut and light wet-earth character. It’s medium to full-bodied with brightness and energy at the end. Drink or hold.”

91 Points – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (v2018)

“Delightful aromas of sour cherry with red plum skin float out of the glass of the 2018 Sangiovese Cinghiale with a dusty rusticity under the juicy red fruit profile. Medium to full-bodied, the wine delivers a juicy expression of tart red fruit medley with ele-ments of dried herbs and leather on the lingering finish. It’s a nicely made wine that is food-friendly.”

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