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Date Printed: 10/23/2014
Columbia Winery Red Willow Sangiovese 2002
Columbia Winery Red Willow Sangiovese 2002
(search item no. 74047)

PRICE ON 10/23/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

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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About Columbia Winery:

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 could be made in Washington state.

Having worked alongside founding winemaker and Master of Wine, David Lake, Kerry Norton now oversees the Columbia Winery winemaking, handcrafting Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah sourced from the Columbia and Yakima Valleys.