Saggi 2017 Super Tuscan-style Blend

LS - Saggi - LabelSAGGI 2017 Super Tuscan-style Blend

(59% Sangiovese, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Syrah)

Columbia Valley, Washington

Saggi is a blend of two distinct Washington State Sangiovese vineyards. Candy Mountain Sangiovese is grown in a warm area of the Columbia Valley. It delivers grapes with ripe, black currant aromas and flavors. Boushey Vineyard Sangiovese, grown in the Yakima Valley, is a cooler site that brings brightness and balanced acidity to the blend. Boushey is also the source for Saggi’s Syrah. It is used in combination with Cabernet Sauvignon from the Wahluke Slope, predominately from Stone Tree Vineyard, to build structure and richness.

Handpicked grapes were gently crushed and fermented in small, two-ton tanks. Then, using a technique called saignée (French for “to bleed”), 5-10% of the juice was removed from the tank at the beginning of fermentation to increase the proportion of grape skins to juice. This results in a richer, more concentrated wine. Small lot, extended maceration for an average of 30 days provided refined tannins and a silky mouthfeel. Aged 18 months in all French oak barrels (60% new).

93 points – James Suckling
92 points – Jeb Dunnuck
91 points – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media
91 points – Wine Enthusiast
90 points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

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October 27, 2014