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Summer Sippers

Sampling of Sagemoor White Wines | $65

Summer is here, calling us outside for patio relaxation and outdoor meals. Our sampling of Sagemoor white wines offers a trio of crisp wines meant to be enjoyed on the cooler side. For those long, warm days and beautiful sunsets.

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  • 2018 Estate White Blend 2018

    Estate White Blend
    Sagemoor

  • 2017 Without Rehearsal Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    Without Rehearsal | Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon
    Sagemoor

  • Carving Blocks | Dry Riesling 2016

    Carving Blocks | Dry Riesling
    Sagemoor

Vintage Story

The 2018 vintage was the holy grail of winemaking, setting us up for this fun white blend. A harmonious blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, this wine will bring sunshine to your glass and a pizzazz to your palate as we head into Spring and Summer.

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BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Selections by Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Dionysus
Gamache

BLEND
66% Sauvignon Blanc
34% Semillon

ALCOHOL
14.4%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Weinbau Merlot Block 12, Sept 20
Weinbau Cabernet Franc, Sept 29

TASTING NOTES

Sagemoor’s Estate White Blend, from Dionysus Vineyard with its varied soil adds complexity to Semillon. Gamache Vineyard, with old vines planted in 1985, nurtures consistent clusters of Sauvignon Blanc. The blend creates flavors of citrus and melon, with delicate floral aromas. The freshness and vibrancy of the Sauvignon Blanc is balanced by the density and texture of the Semillon, for a long, harmonious finish.

ACCOLADES

Vintage Story

We started our journey into making wine with a stunning block of red wine grapes in 2014. But the prolific 2016 vintage was the harvest of opportunity to start the creation of this white wine bearing the Sagemoor name. Two extraordinary women — our vineyard manager Lacey Lybeck, and winemaker Ali Mayfield — worked together to bring this dream into vivid life. We couldn’t be prouder.

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BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Wines of Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Bacchus
Dionysus
Gamache

BLEND
80% Sauvignon Blanc
20% Semillon

ALCOHOL
14.3%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Bacchus Sauv Blanc, Sept 1
Gamache Sauv Blanc Block 23, Sept 26
Dionysus Semillon Block 20, Sept 25

TASTING NOTES

Begins with aromas of citrus, followed by grapefruit and silky mouth filling viscosity, leading to notes of minerality. The Semillon floats across the palette lengthening the finish in a delightful way. This white blend puts Washington Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon in perfect complementary balance.

ACCOLADES

91 Points, Editor’s Choice — Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast

92 Points — Owen Bargeen, Washington Wine Blog
2017 Sagemoor ‘Without Rehearsal’ Sauvignon Blanc- The ‘Without Rehearsal’ Sauvignon Blanc was made with 80% new oak prior to bottling. This is the second vintage of the wine. The wine was partially aged in concrete (Semillon). The wine begins with aromas of toasty brioche with shades of banana and Pink Lady apple and marzipan that all build in the glass. The palate shows wonderful texture with cantaloupe, banana and gobs of mouth0water acidity. The freshness here really shines. This has a long life to go in the cellar. Drink 2019-2025

90 Points — Steven Tanzer
Bright medium yellow. Pretty, complex scents of grapefruit, lime blossom and minerals. Fine- grained and edge-free, with citrus blossom flavors complicated by wild herbs. Vinification of the Semillon in concrete “softens the wine’s mouthfeel and pushes the fruit forward,” according to Ali Mayfield, who makes the Sagemoor white wines for owner Kent Waliser. Finishes dusty but smooth. (from Dionysus, Gamache and Bacchus vineyards, the last featuring 45-year-old vines; just the second vintage for this bottling; the Sauvignon Blanc was fermented mostly in barrels and the Semillon in a concrete egg)

Vintage Story

“My job is to raise the best grapes possible for other people’s projects,” says Lacey. “But the harvest of 2016 was so abundant we had ample grapes to keep for ourselves. Cherry-picking the vineyards for our own project… It was fun!”

“It was so incredible to field sample with Lacey and find the clusters that built this wine,” Ali tells us. “The great Rieslings of the world are not allowed to get super ripe, and we were harvesting with a singularly-focused dry style in mind.”

From Lacey: “In the vineyard, if we tasted hints of stone fruit in our Riesling grapes, we harvested immediately. The stone-fruit stage of ripeness can offer incredible floral aromas in the final product. Once the stone fruit ripens to more peachy, you make a different wine altogether.”

We absolutely love Riesling at Sagemoor. This racy, aromatic bottle is one reason why.

 

Ali’s experience with Riesling is the final touch that tilts this bottling to a global style. Lacey brings a strong Washington perspective to the table, “Ali opened my eyes to German influences on our home soil. She took me a step out of my ‘home palate’. Thanks, Ali!”

The final blend is 70% from two blocks in Bacchus growing German clones (Geisenheim 198 and Neustedt 90 for you clone geeks). The other 30% is special old vine Riesling (1983 plantings) in Gamache Vineyard which brings incredible freshness and acid. Ali’s crew immediately destemmed all grapes as they came in to maintain varietal purity.

Final answer? The ambrosial aromatics are alive and well. Medium-bodied palate is rich with pear, white peach, and limestone minerals. Bright and balanced acidity makes for a very clean finish. We absolutely love Riesling at Sagemoor. This racy, aromatic bottle is one reason why.

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BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Wines of Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield, The Walls

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Bacchus, Gamache

BLEND
100% Riesling

ALCOHOL
13.05%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Bacchus Riesling, Sept 19
Gamache Riesling, Oct 28

TASTING NOTES

Ambrosial aromatics are well-accounted for here. Medium-bodied palate is rich with pear, white peach, and limestone minerals. Bright and balanced acidity makes for a very clean finish.

ACCOLADES

  • 2018 Estate White Blend 2018

    Estate White Blend
    Sagemoor

Vintage Story

The 2018 vintage was the holy grail of winemaking, setting us up for this fun white blend. A harmonious blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, this wine will bring sunshine to your glass and a pizzazz to your palate as we head into Spring and Summer.

details

BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Selections by Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Dionysus
Gamache

BLEND
66% Sauvignon Blanc
34% Semillon

ALCOHOL
14.4%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Weinbau Merlot Block 12, Sept 20
Weinbau Cabernet Franc, Sept 29

TASTING NOTES

Sagemoor’s Estate White Blend, from Dionysus Vineyard with its varied soil adds complexity to Semillon. Gamache Vineyard, with old vines planted in 1985, nurtures consistent clusters of Sauvignon Blanc. The blend creates flavors of citrus and melon, with delicate floral aromas. The freshness and vibrancy of the Sauvignon Blanc is balanced by the density and texture of the Semillon, for a long, harmonious finish.

ACCOLADES

  • 2017 Without Rehearsal Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    Without Rehearsal | Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon
    Sagemoor

Vintage Story

We started our journey into making wine with a stunning block of red wine grapes in 2014. But the prolific 2016 vintage was the harvest of opportunity to start the creation of this white wine bearing the Sagemoor name. Two extraordinary women — our vineyard manager Lacey Lybeck, and winemaker Ali Mayfield — worked together to bring this dream into vivid life. We couldn’t be prouder.

details

BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Wines of Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Bacchus
Dionysus
Gamache

BLEND
80% Sauvignon Blanc
20% Semillon

ALCOHOL
14.3%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Bacchus Sauv Blanc, Sept 1
Gamache Sauv Blanc Block 23, Sept 26
Dionysus Semillon Block 20, Sept 25

TASTING NOTES

Begins with aromas of citrus, followed by grapefruit and silky mouth filling viscosity, leading to notes of minerality. The Semillon floats across the palette lengthening the finish in a delightful way. This white blend puts Washington Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon in perfect complementary balance.

ACCOLADES

91 Points, Editor’s Choice — Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast

92 Points — Owen Bargeen, Washington Wine Blog
2017 Sagemoor ‘Without Rehearsal’ Sauvignon Blanc- The ‘Without Rehearsal’ Sauvignon Blanc was made with 80% new oak prior to bottling. This is the second vintage of the wine. The wine was partially aged in concrete (Semillon). The wine begins with aromas of toasty brioche with shades of banana and Pink Lady apple and marzipan that all build in the glass. The palate shows wonderful texture with cantaloupe, banana and gobs of mouth0water acidity. The freshness here really shines. This has a long life to go in the cellar. Drink 2019-2025

90 Points — Steven Tanzer
Bright medium yellow. Pretty, complex scents of grapefruit, lime blossom and minerals. Fine- grained and edge-free, with citrus blossom flavors complicated by wild herbs. Vinification of the Semillon in concrete “softens the wine’s mouthfeel and pushes the fruit forward,” according to Ali Mayfield, who makes the Sagemoor white wines for owner Kent Waliser. Finishes dusty but smooth. (from Dionysus, Gamache and Bacchus vineyards, the last featuring 45-year-old vines; just the second vintage for this bottling; the Sauvignon Blanc was fermented mostly in barrels and the Semillon in a concrete egg)

  • Carving Blocks | Dry Riesling 2016

    Carving Blocks | Dry Riesling
    Sagemoor

Vintage Story

“My job is to raise the best grapes possible for other people’s projects,” says Lacey. “But the harvest of 2016 was so abundant we had ample grapes to keep for ourselves. Cherry-picking the vineyards for our own project… It was fun!”

“It was so incredible to field sample with Lacey and find the clusters that built this wine,” Ali tells us. “The great Rieslings of the world are not allowed to get super ripe, and we were harvesting with a singularly-focused dry style in mind.”

From Lacey: “In the vineyard, if we tasted hints of stone fruit in our Riesling grapes, we harvested immediately. The stone-fruit stage of ripeness can offer incredible floral aromas in the final product. Once the stone fruit ripens to more peachy, you make a different wine altogether.”

We absolutely love Riesling at Sagemoor. This racy, aromatic bottle is one reason why.

 

Ali’s experience with Riesling is the final touch that tilts this bottling to a global style. Lacey brings a strong Washington perspective to the table, “Ali opened my eyes to German influences on our home soil. She took me a step out of my ‘home palate’. Thanks, Ali!”

The final blend is 70% from two blocks in Bacchus growing German clones (Geisenheim 198 and Neustedt 90 for you clone geeks). The other 30% is special old vine Riesling (1983 plantings) in Gamache Vineyard which brings incredible freshness and acid. Ali’s crew immediately destemmed all grapes as they came in to maintain varietal purity.

Final answer? The ambrosial aromatics are alive and well. Medium-bodied palate is rich with pear, white peach, and limestone minerals. Bright and balanced acidity makes for a very clean finish. We absolutely love Riesling at Sagemoor. This racy, aromatic bottle is one reason why.

details

BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Wines of Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield, The Walls

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Bacchus, Gamache

BLEND
100% Riesling

ALCOHOL
13.05%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Bacchus Riesling, Sept 19
Gamache Riesling, Oct 28

TASTING NOTES

Ambrosial aromatics are well-accounted for here. Medium-bodied palate is rich with pear, white peach, and limestone minerals. Bright and balanced acidity makes for a very clean finish.

ACCOLADES

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