Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Sagelands Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Sagelands Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 92036)

PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $13.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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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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.