Sagemoor, Miguel the Man Merlot/Cabernet Franc 2016 Columbia Valley

15.5 +

70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc. From what is now (since 2021) the White Bluffs AVA.
Medium ruby in colour, muted nose but with light aromas of raspberry jam and a touch of something herbal. Tannins are hard and high. Acid is high. Flavours fall off rather fast. This wine is in two different places, the structure is young and unmelded but the fruit has started to fade a bit. The herbal varietal typicality is very much in its favour. Sagemoor is quite well respected as a grower and they just, in 2022, got a new winemaker and are hoping to build a facility: don't rule these out for the future, I do believe they'll get better. (SCJ)

Producer
Sagemoor
Cuvée
Miguel the Man
Grape variety
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Region
Country
Colour
Red
Alcohol
14.6%
Score
15.5 +
When to drink
2020
2023
Published on
1 May 2022
Date tasted