Cloak & Dagger 2012 Sangiovese Illuminatus Reserve
- Illuminatus Reserve
- Paso Robles AVA
- Platinum Wine Club Selection
- 93 Points+ Editor's Choice — Wine Enthusiast magazine
- 90 Points+ Gold Medal — Beverage Testing Institute
- Hidden Valley Vineyard, Templeton Gap, Paso Robles AVA
- in oak
- Cases Produced
- Enjoy Until
The Cloak & Dagger 2012 “Illuminatus” Reserve Sangiovese was produced from the winery’s estate vineyard, Hidden Valley Vineyard, located in the Templeton Gap region of Paso Robles. Keeping with the brand’s ongoing theme of secrecy, the wine was named after the ‘Illuminati’ secret society, which is central to some of the world’s most widely known and elaborate conspiracy theories.
While there may be plenty unknown about the winery’s origin and winemaker, the wine’s quality is no secret at all. On the nose, an elegant blend of red cherry, rose petals, and purple flowers support an exquisitely layered palate with flavors of espresso, dark red cherry, black plum, mission fig, toasted chestnuts, and a touch of spice. An earthy-chocolately flavored finish lingers after each sip.