Saggi Non Vintage

2020 2020 Saggi

$65.00 / Bottle Purchase
  • Winemaker Gilles Nicault
  • Appellation Columbia Valley
  • Varietal Sangiovese/Cabernet Blend

One of Italy’s most prestigious Tuscan wine families, Ambrogio & Giovanni Folonari provided their knowledge and expertise while working with Long Shadows’ Director of Winemaking, Gilles Nicault, who produces this unique blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

Tasting Notes:


Vibrant and darkly hued in the glass, with juicy black currant, red fruit and oak spice aromas. On entry, a textured, lively mouthfeel enhances the wine’s intense fruit character. Flavorful notesof wild strawberry and sour cherry are beautifully balanced with just the right amount of acidity stretching across a persistent finish.

94 Points

The 2020 Saggi is composed of 62% Sangiovese, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah. The nose opens with classic red fruits and a floral and dusty note that wafts from the glass, then delightful and seductive dark fruit and baked clay notes release with additional time in the glass and swirling. Full-bodied, the Sangiovese blend offers a firm mouthfeel and bright and energetic cherry flavors before dusty florals grip the mid-palate. The wine continues to uncoil, offering notes of black raspberry over the succulent, food-friendly finish and lingering tannic edge. Bravo!

— Wine Advocate
93 Points

The 2020 Saggi Red Wine is made by the talented Gilles Nicault (who is also the genius behind the quality of all these Long Shadows releases) and is 62% Sangiovese, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Syrah. Terrific red and black fruits, white pepper, sandalwood, and smoky oak all emerge on the nose, and it’s medium to full-bodied, has a balanced, layered mouthfeel, good length on the finish, and an overriding sense of purity and elegance that you don’t find often in the vintage. It will have 10-15 years of longevity.

— Jeb Dunnuck
93 Points

Notes of cassis, blackberries, black coffee, cocoa powder, toasted cedar and graphite. Full and structured with firm, slightly chewy tannins and mellow fruity ripeness coming through. The finish is rich and succulent with some creaminess to it.

— James Suckling
93 Points

Its combination of fine-grained tannins and crisp acidity is the perfect foil for rich flavors of tart black cherries, vanilla beans and mocha lattes. The wine’s aromas of dried rose petals, sweet raspberries and cacao nibs are equally pleasing. Editors' Choice.

— Wine Enthusiast
Varietal Composition 62% Sangiovese 28% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Syrah
Acid .62g/100ml
PH 3.72
Alcohol 15.1%


The 2020 Saggi is a blend of three outstanding Washington State Sangiovese vineyards. Walla Walla Valley’s Blue Mountain Sangiovese contributes to the wine’s dark color and lush mouthfeel. Candy Mountain is a warm vineyard that delivers Sangiovese grapes with ripe, dark fruit flavors. Boushey Vineyard Sangiovese, grown in the Yakima Valley, is a cooler site that adds liveliness. Stone Tree Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon provides structure and silky tannins. A small amount of Yakima Valley Syrah brings dark color and spice.

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