Sage Vineyard Series

2016 Sage Vineyard Red Wine

Our pursuit to create wines that express character, courage and integrity have, after many years of experimentation, resulted in this first-of-its-kind, single-vineyard Bordeaux blend exclusively from Sage Vineyard, the Darioush Estate. Our 22-acre site perched atop Mount Veeder is comprised of 31 distinct vineyard blocks, each with unique soils, water, and sun requirements. Over a decade, we’ve adapted our meticulous vineyard practices to capture the nuance of this diverse ecosystem. Made only in certain vintages, Sage Vineyard wines are site-expressive and powerful, displaying the complex aromas and unique flavors of their hillside origins.

  • 750 mL
    $175

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Tasting notes

Bright, expressive and youthful, the 2016 Sage Vineyard red-blend opens slowly with lilacs, lavender, cedar, and cardamom.

The flavors are dark, dense black fruits, crushed blackberries and cherry liqueur complemented by mineral and forest-floor accents, all indicative of the wines steep, rugged mountain origins. The vintage features beautifully textured and ripe tannins, with a vibrancy that balances the immense stature of the composition. Poised to reward the patient collector, the 2016 Sage Vineyard from Darioush exemplifies the finest, most expressive attributes of Mount Veeder.

Composition

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc

Cooperage

Aged 22 months in 80% new Taransaud Chateau Traditional French oak barrels

Winemaker

Hope Goldie, Steve Devitt

Appellation

Sage Vineyard - Mount Veeder

Availability

Winery Exclusive Offering