Sawyer Cellars Merlot Napa Valley
5 Ratings
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5 Ratings
Sawyer Cellars Merlot Napa Valley

Wine Details

Vineyard

Sawyer

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) Our 100% Rutherford estate grown Sauvignon Blanc has fresh floral and grapefruit flavors with a hint of flinty minerality on the nose. On the palate, there are additional soft, oak overtones displaying full bodied and well integrated flavors. Stainless steel fermented and barrel aged for 5 months in two year French oak barrels, this is a well balanced Sauvignon Blanc, with a surprisingly long finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2002 Vintage) We like this wine's open and available cherry-like character and we like its sense of frontal richness, but as it tightens and shows a rather narrow and nervy back end, it loosens its grasp on fruit. We are not quite ready to bet on its future, but a few years of age just might turn the trick and allow for the added expansion its full recommendation requires.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1999 Vintage) "Smooth, rich and creamy-textured, with beautifully orchestrated currant, mocha, blackberry and plum flavors that are sharply focused, deep and concentrated. Long, complex aftertaste. Best from 2004-2012"