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Sawbuck Malbec 2011

Sawbuck Malbec 750ml 2011   
Sku: 1824948

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When owners John and Lane Giguiere started their first winery in 1983 they were young and enthusiastic with dreams much bigger than their bank account. The first years were financed by credit cards and hope. The name of the winery is a fond tongue in cheek reference to the feeling that they were down to their last “sawbuck” before R.H. Phillips and Toasted Head became successful wine brands. Sawbuck wines are made from grapes grown in the northern edge of the California wine country: Mendocino and Yolo Counties. These unique growing regions particularly appealed to John and Lane for their quality to price ratio. Of course, these regions have long since been “discovered,” but the original intention behind Sawbuck remains as true as ever – to produce approachable wines of place.

Tasting notes
Juicy dark berry notes are joined by aromas of spiced oak, vanilla and baked cherries. Undertones of earth meet medium-firm tannins and bright acids on the persistent finish.

Technical notes
(76% Malbec/12% Tempranillo/6% Syrah/6% Cabernet Sauvignon). Estate-grown Malbec grapes were harvested in two passes. 10% of the free run juice from fruit harvested during the first pass was bled off and fermented with ES 488 and native yeast. Cabernet Sauvignon from Chalk Hill and Tempranillo and Syrah from Dunnigan Hills add richness and depth. After blending, the wine aged in American and French oak barrels for 18 months.

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CLASSIC SAWBUCK When owners John and Lane Giguiere started their first winery in 1983 they were young and enthusiastic with dreams much bigger than their bank account. The first years were financed by credit cards and hope until they felt like they were down to their last sawbuck before R.H. Phillips and Toasted Head became wine brands. About the Appellation Sawbuck wines are made from grapes grown in the northern edge of the California wine country; Mendocino and Yolo Counties. Both are unique growing regions that are left of center of the mainstream. Often overlooked, they offer wines of incredible quality at a value price.

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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Yolo County
Grape Varietal: Malbec
Type: Still wine
 
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