2014 Raphael Sangiovese

2014 Raphael Sangiovese – $37/btl


Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, California

A modern Californian take on a classic Italian varietal, the 2014 Raphael upholds the expectations of Tuscan traditionalists with bold flavors and balanced character. Happy Canyon has landed and this wine is an example of the brilliance that comes when passionate vintners are met with ideal conditions. The result is pure harmony. Enjoy.

SKU: URSGRA-14 Category:

Product Description

The Happy Canyon AVA of Santa Barbara is building a strong reputation as a first class region for the production of bold, approachable red wines. This eastern edge of the Santa Ynez Valley benefits from its warm inland location, dry climate, and mineral-rich soils; an ideal terroir to explore many grape varietals including Sangiovese. These rolling hills, cool nights, and several other attributes mimic Tuscany in many ways, making Sangiovese an ideal choice for planting here.

Deep crimson in color, the nose reveals a seductive perfume of wild blueberries, roasted coffee, and fresh Tuscan herbs of rosemary and sage. The soulful palate brings rich bold flavors of black cherry and dark chocolate and a soft velvety mouthfeel. The finish displays a balanced dialogue between the oak and the Sangiovese’s natural acidity, delivering an approachable standalone style but a limitless array of food pairings as well. The wine is ideal with any grilled meats or pork dishes you may find yourself grilling over the Summer. Lovely today, the Raphael should evolve nicely over the next five to seven years.

Additional Information

Weight 20 lbs


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