Varietal Composition: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot.
The 2003 Sagelands Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is made with grapes grown in the "Four Corners" of the Columbia Valley appellation in eastern Washington. Wine critics have called Washington's 2003 vintage one of the best in recent history. The weather was very similar to that of the outstanding 1998 vintage, with a long, hot summer followed by cool weather in September, allowing the grapes extra hangtime on the vine and more flavor development.
The Sagelands Cabernet Sauvignon reveals an intense nose of Bing cherry aroma, and a delicate touch of sweet vanilla and caramel. On the palate, bright cherry flavors, round tannins and a touch of cocoa powder on the lingering finish.