Sagemoor Miguel The Man 2017, Wahluke Slope, Washington

2017 vintage: 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc. “Crafted by Chris Peterson, the aromas draw you into the glass, with notes of black tea, bittersweet dark chocolate, black coffee, cherry, dried herb, leaf and graphite, showing a lot of nuance. The palate brings intensity of flavor along with plenty of sophistication and spot-on balance. Firm tannins back it all up. It’s beautiful. Best after 2026, with a long life beyond that” “Sagemoor’s parent company, Allan Bros. Inc., is a multi-generational family owned and operated company with a rich history in agriculture beginning in the 1930’s in the Yakima Valley. In 2014, Allan Brothers purchased Sagemoor Vineyards from its original founders who began planting vineyards in 1972. For fifty years, Sagemoor Vineyards has provided premium wine grapes from our iconic vineyards to dozens of the most renowned wineries and winemakers in Washington. Sagemoor’s holdings include over 1,300 acres of planted vineyards, comprised of six separate vineyards: Bacchus, Dionysus, Gamache and Sagemoor are located in the White Bluffs AVA along the Columbia River near Pasco, WA. Weinbau is located in the Wahluke Slope AVA near Mattawa, WA and Southwind is near Milton-Freewater, OR in the Walla Walla Valley AVA.” – From the winery