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Novicium – A wine so named for being the ongoing study of our Sage Mountain Vineyard. Our “novitiate” offers a decidedly different glimpse, giving us greater freedom as winegrowers to further explore the myriad of elements that give our Sage Mountain Vineyard distinction.
The 2019 Novicium displays its predecessors’ signature approachability with a fresh and playful nose of red fruit and candied apple mixed with autumn leaves, bay laurel and the slightest hint of dewy spring peonies. A vibrant and direct wine, 2019 Novicium has a plush entry and weighted mid palate of dark chocolate, black fruit, brown spice and tapenade. A vintage character both friendly and powerful, with Sage Mountain Vineyard’s iron core and a brightly expressed structure and finish.
The 2019 Novicium blend consists of:
76% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Cabernet Franc
12% Petit Verdot