Crushed gently and dropped by gravity into 1.5 ton bins, cold soaked 72 hours, then inoculated with a variety of yeasts, hand punched and pressed directly to barrel where the wine finished both primary and secondary fermentations.
A cold spring put the grapes way behind at bloom, continuing through set and verasion. A mild summer with weeks of ideal grape ripening conditions began to catch the fruit up but not enough to make a normal start to harvest. Harvest began 4 weeks later than normal but the weather was gorgeous and the first freeze didn't come until Thanksgiving, well after the finish of our harvest.
Sagemoor Vineyards Group includes Sagemoor, Bacchus, Dionysus and Weinbau Vineyards. Bacchus is an esteemed site of old vine vineyards overlooking the Columbia River, just north of Pasco, WA. Weinbau Vineyard is located on the eastern edge of the Wahluke Slope AVA, overlooking the Columbia near Mattawa.
Slightly gamey with earthy mushroom and blackberry, the wine evolves into a vivacious party of jammy black cherry and berries, with smooth sweet tannins and bright acidity keeping the balance.
• 100% Sagemoor Vineyard
• 67% Cabernet Sauvignon
• 22% Merlot
• 11% Cabernet Franc
Cooperage: 63% new French oak, with the remaining 37% second vintage French oak. Select barrels from the best forests of Taransaud, Boutes, Dargaud & Jaegle coopers.
Acidity & PH: pH 3.67 & Total Acidity 0.63
Cases: 250 cases
Prices: $50/bottle  $540/case