Childress Vineyards North Carolina Sangiovese 2011

Recommendation: Not Recommended.

Winery/Producer: Childress Winery; Lexington, North Carolina.

Grape Variety: Sangiovese.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Yadkin Valley, North Carolina.

Vintage: 2011

Price: Unknown $19.99 estimate (Received in the Spring Wine Club distribution)

Purchased From: Childress Winery as a club member

Paired With: Parmesan chicken, garlic and olive oil pasta and peas.


    He said: Opened 20-minutes before drinking. Clear, light ruby red color. Musty, damp earth aromas with hints of fruit and alcohol. Fruit and wet leather in the taste but it ends with a disappointing sweetness in the finish. Not much acidity and the tannins were so soft they are missing for a Sangiovese. The mouth-feel was not nearly dry enough and the sweetness just killed it for me. The alcohol aroma stayed through the last sip. This doesn’t quite make my category of “not bad” as a result I don’t recommend it.

    She said: I am not overly fond of Childress wines but this one is quite drinkable and paired well with our dinner. With a fruity aroma and taste, it had lots of flavor that lasted into the medium long finish. It is dry, has medium body and lacks noticeable tannins so it can not be compared to Chianti which is made from the same grape. I enjoyed the wine but can not recommend it as a bargain wine.


Alcohol: 13.2%