The Sagemoor Vineyards, located north of Pasco, were the first substantive vineyards in Washington soon after they were planted in 1968. The vineyards are within the Columbia Valley appellation which is the largest Washington appellation encompassing most of the smaller appellations. Many of Washington’s top wineries procure grapes from these vineyards. Sagemoor vineyards consist of three vineyard entities - Sagemoor, Bacchus and Dionysus. This Cabernet Sauvignon is made from grapes of the Dionysus Vineyard block 14, a Southwest facing block overlooking the Columbia River. These old vines are challenged in the low-nutrient and water holding sandy soils producing small but flavorful berries and a supple rich mouth. The grapes were fermented in small one-ton bins and punched down by hand daily and then pressed to French oak barrels where the wine was aged for two years followed by extended aging in bottle.