Sagelands Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
from Columbia Valley, Washington
In making the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sagelands handled the grapes gently throughout crushing, maceration and pressing. They blended Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from diverse origins to take advantage of each vineyard's unique character.
Integrating a small amount of traditional Bordeaux varietals like Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot allows Sagelands to create a complex and versatile mosaic. The Merlot softens the palate, the Malbec adds fruit and color and the Petit Verdot brings a touch of blueberry and fine tannins. The wine is very approachable now and will continue to gain complexity over the next few years.
This elegant Cabernet Sauvignon reveals an attractive ruby color and intense nose of blackberry, blueberry, Bing cherry and toasty oak and vanilla notes hinting of wild violet.
Enjoy this delightful wine paired with beef Teriyaki, grilled chicken breast with Jamaican jerk seasoning or pork tenderloin with orange-chipotle sauce.
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