Tropical fruit and melon aromas and flavors intermingle with hints of butterscotch, baked apple and buttered cinnamon toast. The finish features undertones of minerality and lemon zest.
Sawbuck Chardonnay has aromas of crisp green apple and spice. Hints of vanilla toast and butter stay consistent with the flavors. It is medium-full in body with bright acidity and nice balance. This Chardonnay is crisp in the palate with lingering flavors of honey and lemon. Enjoy Sawbuck Chardonnay over the next 4-5 years with grilled chicken, baked swordfish, Cobb salad and cheeses.
|Chardonnay clones 17, Robert Young and Wente, grown in the Matchbook and JK Vineyards were blended, barrel fermented (67%) with battonage and aged for ten months.
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.