During the second half of the second night of the Bachelor, the girls ran out of wine! Chris asked if I could open a bottle to share that the girls would like.
So, I wandered down to the cellar and looked at the “Bachelor” wine section. A few seconds later I grabbed a bottle of 2006 Sangiovese from Stuart Cellars.
It had been quite a few years since I had tried this wine. I remember the wine had been part of the wine club pick up when friends Joe and Lisa owned a wine store in Champlin.
Being a fan of Sangiovese and many wines from Italy, I decided to try a small glass along with the girls. As usual, I needed to grab my tasting sheet and a pen to take notes. Before I pulled the cork I read the back label to learn more. To my surprise the Sangiovese was blended like a Super Tuscan. The blend of this Sangiovese was 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the remainder Sangiovese. Now I was really looking forward to trying the Stuart Cellars wine!
A nice medium color depth and a ruby color. The meniscus were more bricky and showing age.
Moderate and fruity. I noted Red Cherry and Raspberry.
Slightly dry and medium bodied, with balanced acidity and tannins. The Super Tuscan was flavorful including flavors of Red fruit, Oak and Vanilla and I could have sworn I could taste Green Bell Pepper. The finish was long and nice.
I rated the 2006 Stuart Cellars Sangiovese before heading back to the bedroom to watch my show while the girls continued to view their “smut show”!
In Vino Veritas!