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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Saggi  2006
Saggi 2006
(search item no. 96793)
not core in nc/ma


PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $45.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

 Among Tuscany's oldest and most prestigious wine families, Ambrogio and Giovanni Folonari teamed with Allen Shoup to produce a wine that showcases Washington state's terroir with plenty of Italian character. Saggi (meaning "wisdom") is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Syrah.

Dark cherry aromas and flavors combine with a hint of nutmeg in this Super Tuscan style blend.  An elegant entry in the front of the mouth reveals refined tannins with focused concentration, enhanced by the wine’s silky mouth feel and lengthy finish.
 
Blend:
42% Cabernet Sauvignon
39% Sangiovese
19% Syrah
My Notes:

Additional wines from Saggi:

  • 2012 (search item no. 134777)

About Saggi:

Among Tuscany's oldest and most prestigious wine families, Ambrogio and Giovanni Folonari (father and son) teamed with Allen Shoup to produce a wine that is true to Washington State’s terroir with plenty of Italian character. Saggi (meaning "wisdom") is a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah varieties, selected from the Columbia Valley's finest vineyards. Saggi is one of six distinct red wines from the Long Shadows Vintners Collection.

Dark cherry aromas and raspberry flavors combine with a hint of nutmeg and smoky earthiness. An elegant entry in the front of the mouth reveals refined tannins with focused concentration, enhanced by the wine's rich and supple mouth feel.

The Folonaris select Sangiovese from two vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills, The Benches at Wallula and Alder Ridge, which provide Saggi’s delicate flavors and silky tannins. Syrah from Boushey Vineyard enhances its refined texture.