2015 Long Shadows Winery Cabernet-Sangiovese Saggi

Year: 2015
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Country: USA - Washington
Wine Advocate: 89
Vinous Media: 91+
Jeb Dunnuck: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.2%
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"A blend of 62% Sangiovese, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah, the 2015 Saggi offers up attractive aromas of sweet cherries, balsamic reduction, dried herbs and burning embers. On the palate, it's full-bodied, rich and layered, with a lavish attack and a juicy core of fruit, concluding with a firm, quite assertively extracted and chewy finish. I suspect this may be carrying too much tannin for its own good, though it was clearly crafted from fine raw materials." (WA)

"Bright dark red with ruby tones. Aromas and flavors of plum, red cherry, raspberry and licorice are complicated by menthol and herbs. Pliant, fine-grained and slightly medicinal on the palate, conveying excellent intensity and sound acidity. Finishes with dusty but refined tannins and attractive floral lift but also a drying hint of greenness. I'd like to revisit this very young wine in two or three years. (15.2% alcohol)" (VM)

"Crème de cassis, ripe black cherries, licorice, and toasty oak all emerge from the 2015 Saggi Red Wine, which is a blend of 62% Sangiovese, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Syrah. With an inky color, full-bodied richness, fine, polished tannin and a great finish, it's another terrific wine from this estate that's going to evolve beautifully for 10-15 years." (JD)

Winery Notes:
2015 Long Shadows ‘Saggi’ Red Wine- this compelling wine is a blend of 62% Sangiovese with 28% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah. This wine begins with highly perfumed aromatics of baking spices, Earl Grey tea, pipe tobacco and red currant. The mouthfeel here is downright seductive, as the plush texture coats the mid-palate. This red wine delivers flavors reminiscent of black tea, red currant, red cherry preserves and suggestions of orange rind. The powerful finish impresses. This is another outstanding effort by the superstar winemaking team of Long Shadows. Drink 2017-2028- 94 (Washington State Wine Blog)