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.