Sagelands Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $10

By on November 14, 2016

sagelands-vineyard-cabernet-sauvignon-nv-bottleBest Buy! Four stalwart vineyards in the Yakima Valley — Goose Ridge, Oasis, Willard Farms and Willow Crest — combine for this remarkably suave and joyful version of Cab that’s far from ponderous. It’s fruit-forward from start to finish, opening with jammy aromas of dark strawberry, huckleberry and clove. On the palate, its creamy and cherry, ranging from Bing cherry on the beginning, fine-grained cherry-skin tannins and capped by Rainier cherry in the finish. The edges of Merlot (19%) are beveled, making this very approachable and priced to be enjoyed every night of the week. It’s a worthy way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of Washington state’s oldest brands, which Precept has preserved with its purchase from Diageo in 2011.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 4,173 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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