Long Shadows Vintners

Saggi Columbia Valley Sangiovese Blend

9.1138 ratings
9.123 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Manchego & Parmesan, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Turkey
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2016 Long Shadows ‘Saggi’ is the best bottling of this storied wine that I have tried since they began producing this wine more than a decade ago. The ‘Saggi’ is a thrilling blend of Sangiovese (Boushey and Candy Mountain Vineyards) with 29% Cabernet Sauvignon (Weinbau Vineyard) and the remainder Syrah (Den Hoed Dutchman and Bacchus Vineyards). The nose is drop-dead gorgeous with bacon fat, black olive tapenade, mocha and fennel. The stunning range of aromas bring you back to the glass for more. Revealing a silky texture and a wonderfully ripe mouthfeel, the ‘Saggi’ slowly unveils smoked pork shoulder, black tea, milk chocolate covered cherry and roasted fig flavors. Decadent, layered and downright delicious, this beautiful wine will enjoy an exceedingly long life in the cellar. If enjoying in its youth be sure to give this a two hour decant. Drink 2019-2033- 95

The 2016 Long Shadows ‘Saggi’ is the best bottling of this storied wine that I have tried since they began producing this wine more than a decade ago. The ‘Saggi’ is a thrilling blend of Sangiovese (Boushey and Candy Mountain Vineyards) with 29% Cabernet Sauvignon (Weinbau Vineyard) and the remainder Syrah (Den Hoed Dutchman and Bacchus Vineyards). The nose is drop-dead gorgeous with bacon fat, black olive tapenade, mocha and fennel. The stunning range of aromas bring you back to the glass for more. Revealing a silky texture and a wonderfully ripe mouthfeel, the ‘Saggi’ slowly unveils smoked pork shoulder, black tea, milk chocolate covered cherry and roasted fig flavors. Decadent, layered and downright delicious, this beautiful wine will enjoy an exceedingly long life in the cellar. If enjoying in its youth be sure to give this a two hour decant. Drink 2019-2033- 95

Jun 20th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2016 Long Shadows 'Saggi' is a thrilling blend of Sangiovese (Boushey and Candy Mountain Vineyards) with 29% Cabernet Sauvignon (Weinbau Vineyard) and the remainder Syrah (Den Hoed Dutchman and Bacchus Vineyards). The nose is drop-dead gorgeous with bacon fat, black olive tapenade, mocha and fennel. The stunning range of aromas bring you back to the glass for more. Revealing a silky texture and a wonderfully ripe mouthfeel, this slowly unveils smoked meat, black tea, milk chocolate covered cherry and roasted fig flavors. Decadent, layered and downright delicious, this beautiful wine will enjoy an exceedingly long life in the cellar. Drink 20-9-2033- 95

The 2016 Long Shadows 'Saggi' is a thrilling blend of Sangiovese (Boushey and Candy Mountain Vineyards) with 29% Cabernet Sauvignon (Weinbau Vineyard) and the remainder Syrah (Den Hoed Dutchman and Bacchus Vineyards). The nose is drop-dead gorgeous with bacon fat, black olive tapenade, mocha and fennel. The stunning range of aromas bring you back to the glass for more. Revealing a silky texture and a wonderfully ripe mouthfeel, this slowly unveils smoked meat, black tea, milk chocolate covered cherry and roasted fig flavors. Decadent, layered and downright delicious, this beautiful wine will enjoy an exceedingly long life in the cellar. Drink 20-9-2033- 95

Feb 14th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Super Tuscan blend. It's a blend of 60% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet and 10% Merlot. Nose of sweet & sour dark cherries. Baking spices, light spices, caramel, black licorice & fragrant dark, fresh, florals. It's not your traditional super Tuscan but it's a close relative. The mouthfeel is beautifully round, gorgeous, lush and sexy. Spice, baking spice, moist dark soil, dry powdery top soils, ruby, ripe, rich, lush, blackberries, dark cherries, spiced plum, cherries, strawberries, black licorice/cola with round. mouthwatering acidity. The structure, length, tension and balance are amazing as is the beautifully, lush finish. Photos of, their Walla Walla winery, wall artwork at their winery and hand blown stand up lamps.

Super Tuscan blend. It's a blend of 60% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet and 10% Merlot. Nose of sweet & sour dark cherries. Baking spices, light spices, caramel, black licorice & fragrant dark, fresh, florals. It's not your traditional super Tuscan but it's a close relative. The mouthfeel is beautifully round, gorgeous, lush and sexy. Spice, baking spice, moist dark soil, dry powdery top soils, ruby, ripe, rich, lush, blackberries, dark cherries, spiced plum, cherries, strawberries, black licorice/cola with round. mouthwatering acidity. The structure, length, tension and balance are amazing as is the beautifully, lush finish. Photos of, their Walla Walla winery, wall artwork at their winery and hand blown stand up lamps.

Aug 14th, 2017
Tobin Trevarthen

Cracked the Ling Shadows box that I had been sitting on. This was delightful and well rounded. Sangiovese blend.

Cracked the Ling Shadows box that I had been sitting on. This was delightful and well rounded. Sangiovese blend.

Jun 25th, 2017
Tobin Trevarthen

Just got better and better. A state of WA Super Tuscan that delivered.

Just got better and better. A state of WA Super Tuscan that delivered.

Jun 15th, 2017
Justin Hart

Gentle tannins, integrating the sanguine, can, and syrah beautifully. Rich black fruit and a hint of cherry, ending with a smooth spicy finish.

Gentle tannins, integrating the sanguine, can, and syrah beautifully. Rich black fruit and a hint of cherry, ending with a smooth spicy finish.

Feb 20th, 2015
Colin Yates

Wine Buyer Macadoodles Fine Wine & Spirits

9.4

The second domestic Super Tuscan I tried this week. The first being David Arthur's Meritaggio. Hands down this is the choice. Also, typically my favorite release from Long Shadows each year. Sangiovese blend with Cabernet and Syrah. Dark, smokey with rich fruit and fine tannins. I'd let this one cellar a bit longer to catch its peak. Look at 2017 and beyond to allow it to really shine.

The second domestic Super Tuscan I tried this week. The first being David Arthur's Meritaggio. Hands down this is the choice. Also, typically my favorite release from Long Shadows each year. Sangiovese blend with Cabernet and Syrah. Dark, smokey with rich fruit and fine tannins. I'd let this one cellar a bit longer to catch its peak. Look at 2017 and beyond to allow it to really shine.

Feb 15th, 2015
Derek Shankland

Thank you Washington.! What other US region makes a super Tuscan like this.?

Thank you Washington.! What other US region makes a super Tuscan like this.?

Sep 28th, 2014
Bryant Bickel

Takes WA in a great direction the winemaking sings tightly wound dark cherry an soft cinnamon spice that drives a currant and spice box structure, plus I feel like its just at a Lolita age could be sexier but ooh you tasty now gurl

Takes WA in a great direction the winemaking sings tightly wound dark cherry an soft cinnamon spice that drives a currant and spice box structure, plus I feel like its just at a Lolita age could be sexier but ooh you tasty now gurl

Sep 17th, 2013
Joe Breaux

Blind tasting #1 - Sangiovese wasn't crossed off the list but consensus was Merlot. The wine in a blind tasting is always so humbling!

Blind tasting #1 - Sangiovese wasn't crossed off the list but consensus was Merlot. The wine in a blind tasting is always so humbling!

Mar 4th, 2013