Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Sagelands Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Sagelands Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
(search item no. 84715)
Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $13.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

After gentle destemming, the grapes were cold soaked. Pumpovers and maceration time were shortened to reduce the polyphenolic extraction, creating softer wines. The Sagelands "Four Corners" Cabernet Sauvignon was blended with four traditional Bordeaux varietals: Merlot to soften the tannins and enhance complexity; Cabernet Franc for a floral and herbal touch; Malbec for fragrance and color, and Petit Verdot for a hint of blueberry.

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. Enjoyable now, it will improve with a few years of aging.
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About Sagelands Vineyard:

The “Four Corners” of Washington’s Columbia Valley—Wahluke Slope, Horse Heaven Hills, Rattlesnake Hills and Walla Walla Valley—have emerged in recent years as superb growing regions for Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Developing strong relationships with local growers and supervising the cultivation of its vineyard sources assures Sagelands Vineyard an outstanding palette of top quality grapes with which to create wines of impressive quality and value.

Each vineyard lot has a character and personality all its own. Following crush, fermentation and aging in small oak barrels, Sagelands Vineyard’s winemaker brings these lots together in artful blends that surpass their individual components in richness, complexity and balance.

Situated at the western gateway to Yakima Valley’s wine country, the Sagelands Vineyard tasting room presents both exciting wines and inspiring views of the Valley and Mt. Adams.