We had bratwurst for dinner last night and I thought sausage=fairly light red wine. So I pulled a bottle of the 2005 Camellia Cellars Sangiovese from the basement. I probably should have had a beer…it seems like a more natural match with bratwurst, but a you know by now, wine is my thing, so wine it was. I purchased the wine at Camellia Cellars on one of last year’s CA trips but I can’t remember what I paid, it had a real cork closure, and clocked in at 13.3% alcohol by volume.
On the nose I found strawberries, red cherries, raspberries, spice, milk chocolate, pencil lead, and flowers. In the mouth I got bright red fruit, strawberries, red cherries, spice, and red berries. Overall, I found the wine to be bright and juicy with great acidity. I think this would make an excellent pizza wine and I will be serving my second bottle with one of my homemade pizzas.