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    Saggi 2006
    Other Red Blends - Columbia Valley, Washington
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    Region: Columbia Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 96793

    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

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2006 Saggi is made by Ambrogio and Giovanni Folonari of the well-known Tuscan family whose winemaking history dates back to the late 1700s. The wine is made up of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Sangiovese, and 19% Syrah sourced and blended from several AVAs. It was aged for 19 months in 60% new French oak. This purple-colored wine offers aromas of pain grille, spice box, earth notes, cassis, and cherry. Smooth-textured, layered, and ripe, this well-balanced, elegant effort has ample savory fruit, excellent depth and concentration, and a lengthy finish. It should be in its prime from 2012 to 2021.

    For the third straight year, every wine in this portfolio has achieved an outstanding rating. For this, the credit goes to Alan Shoup who put it all together and Gilles Nicault who handles the winemaking on a day-to-day basis. Long Shadows is the brainchild of Alan Shoup, former longtime CEO of Stimson Lane. It is a consortium of seven different labels, each with its own star winemaker who has a 25% share in the brand. The concept is that each “?is dedicated to producing a single Columbia Valley wine representing a ‘best of type’ that reflects the winemaker’s signature style.”

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Good full red. Highly aromatic nose projects notes of berries, cherry, spices and dried flowers. Sweet, spicy and sharply delineated, delivering cherry and berry fruit flavors complicated by a meaty nuance. Finishes, clean, spicy and quite long, with palate-saturating flavor.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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