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Mosby Sangiovese Santa Barbara County 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Dark and aromatic on the nose with stemmy, earthy, and decidedly Sangiovese character, but a bit Sangiovese on roids with more power, ripeness and depth than one typically encounters on the nose. Smooth and medium bodied in the mouth, and not as intense as the nose suggests with slightly medicinal cherry and dried plum fruit followed by supple but solid acidity and lovely austere Sangiovese tannin that support gentle mineral and mossy accents to the slightly spicy cranberry and cherry fruit. This finishes cleanly and simply, very long and fresh and with none of the ripeness one gets from the nose. 89pts

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Mosby Winery:
Bill’s winemaking interests began during his early college wrestling days in Oregon almost 50 years ago. "I fermented anything I could get my hands on," says Mosby. "I was — and still am — intrigued by the whole process." When Bill talks about his early winemaking days, he does so with an air of excitement. "As much science as we know today — technology and all that — we have barely scratched t... Read more
Bill’s winemaking interests began during his early college wrestling days in Oregon almost 50 years ago. "I fermented anything I could get my hands on," says Mosby. "I was — and still am — intrigued by the whole process." When Bill talks about his early winemaking days, he does so with an air of excitement. "As much science as we know today — technology and all that — we have barely scratched the surface when it comes to understanding the alchemic nature of wine," he explains. If you've visited the winery, then you’ve tasted his award-winning wines, caught a glimpse or two of his vineyards, and are somewhat familiar with his eccentricities. When asked to describe winemaker Bill Mosby’s character, wife Jeri answers with a smile: "Strangely enough, I would describe my husband much the same way I would characterize his wines. He’s about integrity, intelligence, strength, tenacity, passion and complexity. He’s rebellious — not afraid to dream, then make those dreams come true." Read less

Editorial Reviews for Mosby Sangiovese Santa Barbara County

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.00 5
08/13/2013

Dark and aromatic on the nose with stemmy, earthy, and decidedly Sangiovese character, but a bit Sangiovese on roids with more power, ripeness and depth than one typically encounters on the nose. Smooth and medium bodied in the mouth, and not as intense as the nose suggests with slightly medicinal cherry and dried plum fruit followed by supple but solid acidity and lovely austere Sangiovese tannin that support gentle mineral and mossy accents to the slightly spicy cranberry and cherry fruit. This finishes cleanly and simply, very long and fresh and with none of the ripeness one gets from the nose. 89pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.50 5
08/13/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: dbhonig
283711,150
0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/15/2009

from [URL=http://2daysperbottle.blogspot.com]2 Days per Bottle[/URL].Night OneThe color is brickish dull red and cloudy. The nose is pleasant, mostly cherries plus a touch of raspberry and some pepper. On the palate, though, it falls apart. The first impression is of heat, blatant alcohol. The flavors are much sharper, the cherries turning sour, the raspberries turning to unsweetened cranberries (try them some time- they are incredibly tart to the point of being bitter). Acid and fruit and tannins are an unbalanced mish-mash, fighting with each other rather than complementing each other or working together. It might come together on Night Two. Stick around and we will find out together.Night TwoCherries in alcohol make the nose for Night Two. There is also some pepper, and a hint of toasted pecans. Again, sour cherries and cranberries, though some vanilla is starting to make itself known. This is just out of balance and not particularly pleasant.


Snooth User: jfoland
42027394
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/23/2009

Five glasses



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