We appreciate all those who joined us for our first Library wine tasting of 2022! Just as we were releasing the remainder of our current release 2019 Kiona Sangiovese, we took a look back to vintages 2012, 2014, 2016 and a riserva wine from 2015. Here are some tasting notes and thoughts from these wines.
2016 Kiona Sangiovese: Fragrant nose of stewed strawberry and tomato plant. The acid was fantastic with luscious strawberry, tough of orange and bricky terra cotta finish. Wonderful texture and minerality.
2014 Kiona Sangiovese: Fuller bodied and tannic than 2016 with some of the similar notes. We felt it needed more of a rich, meaty dish to really shine. Bring out your best Bolognese.
2012 Ciel du Cheval: The vineyard is across the road in Red Mountain, but we could really detect the difference! The nose is floral with a perfume of rose or hibiscus. Rather than strawberry, we picked out notes of dates or figs and a dark flower, like violets on the finish. None of those tomoto/terra cotta notes.
2015 Kiona Sangiovese Riserva: HOT WET TERRACOTTA! Great minerality and blood orange acid with lots of ripe strawberry notes. Shows off our Old World Style and so typical of this vineyard in Red Mountain.