Reininger Sangiovese Helix 2008

Member Review by jtryka:

The wine is a bright ruby color in the glass, and not nearly as opaque as some varietals, and perhaps a little darker than your standard Tuscan version of Sangiovese. The nose is a luscious combination of rich Corinthian leather (nod to Ricardo Montalban, RIP), ripe berries, layered with a bit of dried spice. The taste is somewhat unexpected for what is billed as a more acidic red wine. There is some cool fruit up front, but not the sweet jammy fruit the nose might lead you to expect. The fruit transitions effortlessly to some dried herbs and a some earthy flavors midpalate, before giving way to a lovely smooth, exceedingly dry finish. Given the dryness, the acidity and the well balanced tannins, this wine would be a very approachable one with a wide variety of dishes. See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/04/2008-helix-stillwater-creek-vineyard.html

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Snooth User: jtryka
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04/27/2013

The wine is a bright ruby color in the glass, and not nearly as opaque as some varietals, and perhaps a little darker than your standard Tuscan version of Sangiovese. The nose is a luscious combination of rich Corinthian leather (nod to Ricardo Montalban, RIP), ripe berries, layered with a bit of dried spice. The taste is somewhat unexpected for what is billed as a more acidic red wine. There is some cool fruit up front, but not the sweet jammy fruit the nose might lead you to expect. The fruit transitions effortlessly to some dried herbs and a some earthy flavors midpalate, before giving way to a lovely smooth, exceedingly dry finish. Given the dryness, the acidity and the well balanced tannins, this wine would be a very approachable one with a wide variety of dishes. See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/04/2008-helix-stillwater-creek-vineyard.html




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