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Without Rehearsal | Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon

The first vintage of our white Bordeaux blend | $84

This is a mad-about-you project. A white Bordeaux dream that worked out.

Two extraordinary women—our vineyard manager Lacey Lybeck, and The Walls winemaker/owner Ali Mayfield—worked together to bring this dream into vivid life. We couldn’t be prouder.

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  • 2016

    Without Rehearsal | Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon
    Sagemoor

  • 2016

    Without Rehearsal | Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon
    Sagemoor

  • 2016

    Without Rehearsal | Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon
    Sagemoor

Vintage Story

At the end of August in 2016, Lacey was standing among rare, unclaimed Sauvignon Blanc in our Bacchus Vineyard. A solid amount still dangling on the vine. “The fruit goes to premium wineries so I knew we had something distinctive hanging here, and we had a special winemaker able to receive it. I had to make the call.”

That special winemaker is Ali Mayfield. As 2016 harvest approached, we knew beautiful grapes would remain after fulfilling all winemaker requests, so we brainstormed dream partners for our very first white wine collaboration. Ali, and her great reputation for working with white grapes, was the aspirational “get”. We approached her with the idea to make wine with our grapes before we knew what or when.

And she said yes!

A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

So, Lacey worked into the night, using the last hours of sunlight to fill a truck and send it off to Walla Walla. Ali was waiting at the other end to receive the Sauvignon Blanc, her first ever attempt to work with the varietal. “It’s a tricky grape, it’s so fragile and it oxidizes quickly. But I love a good challenge,” Ali says.

Another block of Sauv Blanc came up in Gamache Vineyard—a site whose flavor profiles we couldn’t yet truly predict. But we know grapes and soil, and our instinct said these would enhance our blend. And finally, for the extra-crucial Semillon, our Dionysus Vineyard smiled on us with ripe, rose-gold clusters that tasted like sliced pears hanging on the vine. The voluptuous oomph for our white Bordeaux dream had arrived.

“Without Rehearsal” is as honest a name as they come. We’d never made our own white wine. It has fruit from a vineyard we couldn’t fully predict. The two women behind it were working together for the first time. Our winemaker had never worked with the main grape.

The effort paid off. This wine has everything. A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

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BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Wines of Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield, The Walls

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Bacchus, Dionysus, Gamache

BLEND
68% Sauvignon Blanc
32% Semillon

ALCOHOL
14.3%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Bacchus Sauv Blanc, Aug 27
Gamache Sauv Blanc, Sept 19
Dionysus Semillon, Sept 30

TASTING NOTES

A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

ACCOLADES

Vintage Story

At the end of August in 2016, Lacey was standing among rare, unclaimed Sauvignon Blanc in our Bacchus Vineyard. A solid amount still dangling on the vine. “The fruit goes to premium wineries so I knew we had something distinctive hanging here, and we had a special winemaker able to receive it. I had to make the call.”

That special winemaker is Ali Mayfield. As 2016 harvest approached, we knew beautiful grapes would remain after fulfilling all winemaker requests, so we brainstormed dream partners for our very first white wine collaboration. Ali, and her great reputation for working with white grapes, was the aspirational “get”. We approached her with the idea to make wine with our grapes before we knew what or when.

And she said yes!

A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

So, Lacey worked into the night, using the last hours of sunlight to fill a truck and send it off to Walla Walla. Ali was waiting at the other end to receive the Sauvignon Blanc, her first ever attempt to work with the varietal. “It’s a tricky grape, it’s so fragile and it oxidizes quickly. But I love a good challenge,” Ali says.

Another block of Sauv Blanc came up in Gamache Vineyard—a site whose flavor profiles we couldn’t yet truly predict. But we know grapes and soil, and our instinct said these would enhance our blend. And finally, for the extra-crucial Semillon, our Dionysus Vineyard smiled on us with ripe, rose-gold clusters that tasted like sliced pears hanging on the vine. The voluptuous oomph for our white Bordeaux dream had arrived.

“Without Rehearsal” is as honest a name as they come. We’d never made our own white wine. It has fruit from a vineyard we couldn’t fully predict. The two women behind it were working together for the first time. Our winemaker had never worked with the main grape.

The effort paid off. This wine has everything. A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

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BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Wines of Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield, The Walls

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Bacchus, Dionysus, Gamache

BLEND
68% Sauvignon Blanc
32% Semillon

ALCOHOL
14.3%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Bacchus Sauv Blanc, Aug 27
Gamache Sauv Blanc, Sept 19
Dionysus Semillon, Sept 30

TASTING NOTES

A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

ACCOLADES

Vintage Story

At the end of August in 2016, Lacey was standing among rare, unclaimed Sauvignon Blanc in our Bacchus Vineyard. A solid amount still dangling on the vine. “The fruit goes to premium wineries so I knew we had something distinctive hanging here, and we had a special winemaker able to receive it. I had to make the call.”

That special winemaker is Ali Mayfield. As 2016 harvest approached, we knew beautiful grapes would remain after fulfilling all winemaker requests, so we brainstormed dream partners for our very first white wine collaboration. Ali, and her great reputation for working with white grapes, was the aspirational “get”. We approached her with the idea to make wine with our grapes before we knew what or when.

And she said yes!

A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

So, Lacey worked into the night, using the last hours of sunlight to fill a truck and send it off to Walla Walla. Ali was waiting at the other end to receive the Sauvignon Blanc, her first ever attempt to work with the varietal. “It’s a tricky grape, it’s so fragile and it oxidizes quickly. But I love a good challenge,” Ali says.

Another block of Sauv Blanc came up in Gamache Vineyard—a site whose flavor profiles we couldn’t yet truly predict. But we know grapes and soil, and our instinct said these would enhance our blend. And finally, for the extra-crucial Semillon, our Dionysus Vineyard smiled on us with ripe, rose-gold clusters that tasted like sliced pears hanging on the vine. The voluptuous oomph for our white Bordeaux dream had arrived.

“Without Rehearsal” is as honest a name as they come. We’d never made our own white wine. It has fruit from a vineyard we couldn’t fully predict. The two women behind it were working together for the first time. Our winemaker had never worked with the main grape.

The effort paid off. This wine has everything. A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

details

BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Wines of Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield, The Walls

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Bacchus, Dionysus, Gamache

BLEND
68% Sauvignon Blanc
32% Semillon

ALCOHOL
14.3%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Bacchus Sauv Blanc, Aug 27
Gamache Sauv Blanc, Sept 19
Dionysus Semillon, Sept 30

TASTING NOTES

A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

ACCOLADES

  • 2016

    Without Rehearsal | Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon
    Sagemoor

Vintage Story

At the end of August in 2016, Lacey was standing among rare, unclaimed Sauvignon Blanc in our Bacchus Vineyard. A solid amount still dangling on the vine. “The fruit goes to premium wineries so I knew we had something distinctive hanging here, and we had a special winemaker able to receive it. I had to make the call.”

That special winemaker is Ali Mayfield. As 2016 harvest approached, we knew beautiful grapes would remain after fulfilling all winemaker requests, so we brainstormed dream partners for our very first white wine collaboration. Ali, and her great reputation for working with white grapes, was the aspirational “get”. We approached her with the idea to make wine with our grapes before we knew what or when.

And she said yes!

A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

So, Lacey worked into the night, using the last hours of sunlight to fill a truck and send it off to Walla Walla. Ali was waiting at the other end to receive the Sauvignon Blanc, her first ever attempt to work with the varietal. “It’s a tricky grape, it’s so fragile and it oxidizes quickly. But I love a good challenge,” Ali says.

Another block of Sauv Blanc came up in Gamache Vineyard—a site whose flavor profiles we couldn’t yet truly predict. But we know grapes and soil, and our instinct said these would enhance our blend. And finally, for the extra-crucial Semillon, our Dionysus Vineyard smiled on us with ripe, rose-gold clusters that tasted like sliced pears hanging on the vine. The voluptuous oomph for our white Bordeaux dream had arrived.

“Without Rehearsal” is as honest a name as they come. We’d never made our own white wine. It has fruit from a vineyard we couldn’t fully predict. The two women behind it were working together for the first time. Our winemaker had never worked with the main grape.

The effort paid off. This wine has everything. A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

details

BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Wines of Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield, The Walls

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Bacchus, Dionysus, Gamache

BLEND
68% Sauvignon Blanc
32% Semillon

ALCOHOL
14.3%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Bacchus Sauv Blanc, Aug 27
Gamache Sauv Blanc, Sept 19
Dionysus Semillon, Sept 30

TASTING NOTES

A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

ACCOLADES

  • 2016

    Without Rehearsal | Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon
    Sagemoor

Vintage Story

At the end of August in 2016, Lacey was standing among rare, unclaimed Sauvignon Blanc in our Bacchus Vineyard. A solid amount still dangling on the vine. “The fruit goes to premium wineries so I knew we had something distinctive hanging here, and we had a special winemaker able to receive it. I had to make the call.”

That special winemaker is Ali Mayfield. As 2016 harvest approached, we knew beautiful grapes would remain after fulfilling all winemaker requests, so we brainstormed dream partners for our very first white wine collaboration. Ali, and her great reputation for working with white grapes, was the aspirational “get”. We approached her with the idea to make wine with our grapes before we knew what or when.

And she said yes!

A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

So, Lacey worked into the night, using the last hours of sunlight to fill a truck and send it off to Walla Walla. Ali was waiting at the other end to receive the Sauvignon Blanc, her first ever attempt to work with the varietal. “It’s a tricky grape, it’s so fragile and it oxidizes quickly. But I love a good challenge,” Ali says.

Another block of Sauv Blanc came up in Gamache Vineyard—a site whose flavor profiles we couldn’t yet truly predict. But we know grapes and soil, and our instinct said these would enhance our blend. And finally, for the extra-crucial Semillon, our Dionysus Vineyard smiled on us with ripe, rose-gold clusters that tasted like sliced pears hanging on the vine. The voluptuous oomph for our white Bordeaux dream had arrived.

“Without Rehearsal” is as honest a name as they come. We’d never made our own white wine. It has fruit from a vineyard we couldn’t fully predict. The two women behind it were working together for the first time. Our winemaker had never worked with the main grape.

The effort paid off. This wine has everything. A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

details

BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Wines of Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield, The Walls

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Bacchus, Dionysus, Gamache

BLEND
68% Sauvignon Blanc
32% Semillon

ALCOHOL
14.3%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Bacchus Sauv Blanc, Aug 27
Gamache Sauv Blanc, Sept 19
Dionysus Semillon, Sept 30

TASTING NOTES

A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

ACCOLADES

  • 2016

    Without Rehearsal | Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon
    Sagemoor

Vintage Story

At the end of August in 2016, Lacey was standing among rare, unclaimed Sauvignon Blanc in our Bacchus Vineyard. A solid amount still dangling on the vine. “The fruit goes to premium wineries so I knew we had something distinctive hanging here, and we had a special winemaker able to receive it. I had to make the call.”

That special winemaker is Ali Mayfield. As 2016 harvest approached, we knew beautiful grapes would remain after fulfilling all winemaker requests, so we brainstormed dream partners for our very first white wine collaboration. Ali, and her great reputation for working with white grapes, was the aspirational “get”. We approached her with the idea to make wine with our grapes before we knew what or when.

And she said yes!

A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

So, Lacey worked into the night, using the last hours of sunlight to fill a truck and send it off to Walla Walla. Ali was waiting at the other end to receive the Sauvignon Blanc, her first ever attempt to work with the varietal. “It’s a tricky grape, it’s so fragile and it oxidizes quickly. But I love a good challenge,” Ali says.

Another block of Sauv Blanc came up in Gamache Vineyard—a site whose flavor profiles we couldn’t yet truly predict. But we know grapes and soil, and our instinct said these would enhance our blend. And finally, for the extra-crucial Semillon, our Dionysus Vineyard smiled on us with ripe, rose-gold clusters that tasted like sliced pears hanging on the vine. The voluptuous oomph for our white Bordeaux dream had arrived.

“Without Rehearsal” is as honest a name as they come. We’d never made our own white wine. It has fruit from a vineyard we couldn’t fully predict. The two women behind it were working together for the first time. Our winemaker had never worked with the main grape.

The effort paid off. This wine has everything. A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

details

BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Wines of Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield, The Walls

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Bacchus, Dionysus, Gamache

BLEND
68% Sauvignon Blanc
32% Semillon

ALCOHOL
14.3%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Bacchus Sauv Blanc, Aug 27
Gamache Sauv Blanc, Sept 19
Dionysus Semillon, Sept 30

TASTING NOTES

A viscous mouthfeel. Unreserved minerality. A medley of soft melon and palate-tickling citrus zest. Gorgeous balance and a silky smooth finish. We love it alone but even more so with lunch.

ACCOLADES