Long Shadows Saggi 2017
|Region||United States, Washington, Columbia Valley|
The 2017 Saggi checks in as 59% Sangiovese, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 17% Syrah that spent 18 months in 60% new oak. Its deep, saturated purple color isn't reminiscent of Sangiovese, yet it boasts rocking notes of jammy blackberries, raspberries, toasted spices, and dried flowers, with just a kiss of dried earth. Medium-bodied, with subtle oak, notable balance, and a great finish. it's another impeccably made wine by this estate that has loads to love.
The aromas are light, with notes of cranberry, spice, sour cherry, leather and purple fruit. The palate is considerably more expressive, with full-bodied notes of cranberry, raspberry and cherry with a vibrant sense of acidity stitching them together.
Slightly volatile on the nose, the 2017 Saggi begins dark-fruited with dark berry aromas and tones of leather, baked earth and subtle dried herbs. Full-bodied, the wine is dense and chewy but leaves me wanting more complexity, ending with flavors of bitter dark chocolate and notions of tar on the gripping and tannic finish. It doesn't have the same depth and focus found in other bottle is in the range.