Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Sawyer Cellars Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Sawyer Cellars Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 119660)

PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Influenced by the lower yields of the 2003 growing season, the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon displays the depth and intensity that can be drawn from the Rutherford appellation. Aromas of blackberry, cherry and a hint of nutmeg are present on the nose, expanded by additional berry, spice and toasty cedar flavors on the palate. Intricately structured, the tannins are firm on the palate, but well integrated, providing a lingering finish on a wine that is enjoyable now.
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About Sawyer Cellars:

In the heart of Napa Valley exists a charming, family-owned winery and estate dating back to the early 1930's. Sawyer Cellars is dedicated to making premium Estate wines, and sharing their unforgettable winery with their guests.

Here's what they like share about their wines: Our wines reflect the unique characteristics of each vintage and of the Rutherford growing district. It begins in the vineyard---as we use only a small percentage of the grapes grown on our estate, the fruit that is perfect to the eye and loaded with flavor. We hire harvest crews chosen for their selective picking techniques, and then we hand sort to insure we are using nothing but the finest fruit. Using gentle, gravity-fed systems in the winery, a judicious use of oak barrel aging in the finest French oak, and daily attention to the wines during aging, we produce the finest wines possible in small, select quantities.