Columbia Winery Red Willow Sangiovese 1999

Sangiovese from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 51285
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

This vintage marries Sangiovese Grosso from the East Chapel slope with Sangiovese Piccolo and Grosso from the Olney Springs slope, both at the Red Willow Vineyard. The growing season was warm, dry, sunny and unusually long. The fruit was hand-harvested in early-October. The resulting wine exhibits complex flavors of cherries and raspberries complemented by touches of oak and vanilla.

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Columbia Winery was the first premium winery in Washington and the first in the state to produce vineyard-designate wines. Columbia Winery was founded in 1962 by ten friends, six of whom were University of Washington professors. Originally known as Associated Vintners, the group was united in the belief that vines could survive the harsh Washington winters and that fine wine...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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