Cosentino Sangiovese

A few years ago in Napa, while sitting at the bar in Silo's we were introduced to Cosentino Zin. We really enjoyed the wine, and made note to add it as a winery stop on a future trip. We made that stop this past January, and found some affordable, tasty of which is their 2006 Sangiovese.

This Sangiovese is a Tuscan style red blend made from three key vineyards in California. The blend is 80% Sangiovese, 20% Bordeaux varietals. The wine is made with punch cap fermentation in open tanks, followed by 20 months of oak aging. It has a balanced taste, not too spicy, not too sweet.

We actually savored this wine over two nights. The first night we enjoyed with a simple meal of spaghetti and meatballs. And the next night, pizza! This is a fantastic pizza wine. I highly recommend it with a big slice with pepperoni and black olives!

Posted on February 27, 2010 and filed under Wine Discoveries.