The 2012 vintage is being heralded as one of the best growing seasons for red varieties. This is evident in Latah Creek’s 2012 Sangiovese. It is Mike and Natalie’s winemaking style to produce red wines with a lower alcohol content (12.5%-13.5%). They believe that this allows the varietal characteristics to shine, producing a fruit-forward and balanced wine. The wine went through a secondary fermentation, increasing its smooth mouthfeel, and 12 months in a combination of French and American oak to soften the edges.