Sawbuck Cabernet Sauvignon is a limited-production red wine gem from the beautiful Mendocino and Yolo counties of northern California. The Sawbuck wines are incredible values made by the new Crew Wine Company, founded in 2005 by John & Lane Giguiere, founders of R.H. Phillips. The winemaker is Dan Cederquist, formerly with Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and De Loach Vineyards. The new winery's vision is compelling: "Produce wines we love to drink at prices we don't mind paying." True to its name, this Sawbuck can be yours for a little over ten bucks per bottle on a case purchase of 12 bottles!
Sawbuck Cabernet Sauvignon is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 12% Petite Sirah, 7% Syrah and 6% Tempranillo. Excellent fruit maturity resulted in a wine with great color and intensity. Blackberry, vanilla bean, smoky leather and dark chocolate are all part of the complex aromas. A silky and rich entry is followed by flavors of blackberry cobbler, cocoa powder, cardamom, leather and earth. It was aged for 14 months in both barrels and tanks. Well balanced to enjoy now and over the next 5-7 years, it offers a long, smooth finish.
Enjoy Sawbuck Cabernet Sauvignon with steak, burgers, BBQ ribs and hard cheeses.