2010 2010 Saggi
- Winemaker Gilles Nicault
- Appellation Columbia Valley
- Varietal Sangiovese/Cabernet Blend
Spending 18 months in 100% French oak, Saggi is Washington’s take on a Super Tuscan, and a good one at that. Loaded with ripe red and black fruits, forest floor, cedar, spice and a dry-aged beef-like gaminess, it stays relatively compact and focused on the palate and has a medium-bodied, firm feel, integrated acidity and notable tannin. As with all of this estate’s wines, their overall balance and texture ensures that they’re enjoyable now, however, this will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and impress for a decade after that.
Editors' Choice. This is an excellent wine....bright and generous, with plenty of toasty barrel flavors, it's highlighted with cut tobacco, citrus, herb and floral hints. There is an underlying minerality as well, making this one of Washington's most complex "Super Tuscans".