2013 Sawbuck Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and juicy, spicy and bold, complex yet easy drinking. Intriguing aromas of eucalyptus, dense berries and toasty oak are followed by complex flavors of wild berries and clove. Thick and chewy, this well-balanced Cabernet pairs well with gourmet bacon cheeseburgers, barbecued chicken or lasagna.
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.