Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Sagelands Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Sagelands Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 96370)

PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $13.49

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

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 6% Merlot, 3% Syrah, 1% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot.

The 2006 vintage was a great growing season with mild conditions and no real stress for the vines. Significant rainfalls in early spring gave a good head start to vine growth while drier weather around bloom time led to optimum pollination and excellent fruit set. Summer months underwent classif Eastern Washington weather with quite hot temperatures and no rainfall. Moderate temperatures in early fall allowed for longer hang time resulting in deeper color intensity and fruit characteristics.

The perfect combination of ripe fruit, smooth tannins and balanced acidity makes our 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon an approachable wine of great expression. Elegant and ruby colored with a delicate nose of Bing cherry and chocolate aromas, the supple palate shows juicy mixed berry flavors with silky tannins and a round, smooth black licorice finish.

Enjoy this medium-bodied wine paired with Moroccan couscous with lamb and chicken, braised pork with egg noodles, veal scaloppini served with a wild mushroom cream sauce and polenta, or an assortment of artisan cheeses.

Can age up to 2 to 3 years.

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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.