2015 Procedo Credente
Our annual nod to the great Super Tuscan wines of the old world, and an acknowledgement of the forethought and ingenuity of the Sauer Family of Red Willow Vineyard. The core of this wine is a compilation of Grosso and Piccolo clone Sangiovese that can be traced back to the recommendation of the great Dr. Walter Clore and his experimental “college plot” planted in 1973. “Credente” means The Believer in Italian and represents our utmost appreciation and dedication to the risk and commitment Sauer employed in developing the earliest Italian varietals in Washington.
PROFILE: Rich aromatics of red and black cherries, tobacco leaf and mulled plum. Dark mahogany red and brooding color changes. Textured plushness balances the talky tannins and bright acids of Sangiovese.
PAIRING: All things Italian. Pappardelle with Bolognese sauce
VINEYARD: Red Willow Vineyard, Columbia Valley AVA
VARIETALS: 67% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc