Sangiovese from Lodi, California.
SRP of $22 and available for as low as $19. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
“Sangiovese is the grape varietal responsible for all great Italian Chianti wines. The exceptional balance of the Lodi grapes in this bottle will enjoy an Amorous relationship with just about any food pairing. It, quite simply, goes with everything, especially pastas!
As we’ve already seen in this series, Lodi is a hotbed for Italian varietals. If you remember, we started out our series with a Vermentino and today we have a Sangiovese. Sangiovese is one of the Italian grapes that has had some good success in California (unlike Nebbiolo) so I was excited to give this one a try. Let’s find out how the wine tastes!
The 2011 Macchia Amorous Sangiovese smells lovely, lovely, lovely! Raisins, plums, sweet oak and spice combine to create an almost Port like aroma that will sweep you off your feet. Tasting this full-bodied wine reveals lots of ripe, rich berry fruit and sweet oak. There might be a tad too much oak at first, but give the wine some time to breathe and that dissipates. The wine also has great balance, and I would have never guessed it was 15.5% alcohol. It ends dry with good length. Very enjoyable!
Wine in the Loco for Lodi Series:
- Uvaggio Vermentino 2011 – Loco for Lodi
- Michael David Winery Petite Petit 2010 – Just Plain Fun To Drink
- Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel 2010 – A Classic Lodi Zin
- Macchia Amorous Sangiovese 2011 – Lovely!
- Ravenswood Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2010 – Super Ripe and Rich
- Sorelle Winery Bella e Rosa 2012 – More Than Your Typical Rosé
- Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – A Brilliant Burger Wine
- Sorelle Winery Bellezza Fra Barbera 2011 – A Beauty Of A Barbera
- Gnarly Head Authentic Red 2010 – Ready to Party
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.