Three hour decant. Smooth and well balanced. Tannins very fine but still noticeable on the finish. Dark fruits, leather, earthy notes. Drinking fine now but seems like it will hold-up well for many years. Score in the 91-92 range.
Really enjoyable. Expressive. Evolves in the glass. Still plenty of ripe red fruit to go with subtle notes of dried herbs, forest floor, & hints of oak that is more sweet than toasty. At one point even got a bit of banana. Seamless thru the palate, the Sangiovese balances very well with the cab/syrah. Not too acidic, not overly grippy.
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(Long Shadows Saggi Red Wine Columbia Valley) A moderately aromatic wine with high toned notes of sour cherry, fresh herbs, saddle leather, coffee bean, and barrel spices. The palate is soft and supple with a compelling mouthfeel and rich fruit flavors that draw out on a tart, lip smacking, chocolate filled finish. High on the delicious scale. 62% Sangiovese, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 9% Syrah. Candy Mountain, Boushey, Horse Heaven Hills, and Wahluke Slope vineyards. 14.60% alcohol.
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