featured wines

KRUG 2002
available now in store
"Ode to Nature" expresses "the music of an extremely serene and generous year with perfect conditions for highly expressive wines ... ... beautiful structure, great intensity and elegance"
 Pinot Noir 40%, Chardonnay 39%, Meunier 21%
"a hymn to fruit" 

available at Sawyer's Specialties only while supplies last

EGuigal Côte-Rôtie
available now in store
EGuigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline 2013 / Rhone / France
Wine Spectator 96 Best from 2020 - 2040
"... very ripe, with layers of fig, boysenberry and plum compote forming the core, inlaid liberally with licorice snap, roasted apple wood and Turkish coffee notes.  Shows lots of heft, but everything pulls together on the finish, exhibiting drive and definition..."

EGuigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne 2013 / Rhone / France
Wine Spectator 98 Best from 2022 - 2050
"... thunderhead of dark ganache and espresso notes slowly rolls through, while fig paste, melted licorice, warm plum and raspberry compote flavors follow.  A massive beam of graphite drives the finish to a crescendo, with the fruit echoing..."

EGuigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque 2013 / Rhone / France
Wine Spectator 98 Best from 2020 - 2045
"... stunning, moderate-styled version, with scintillating raspberry puree, plum confiture and blackberry reduction flavors gliding over velvety but copious tannins.  Alluring warm ganache and fruitcake accents gild the finish, which sails on and on..."

( - Thank you to Wine Spectator for their rhapsodic review of these exceptional wines) 

favorite wines

Of the thousands of wines we tasted over the course of each year, these for one reason or another left an impression. A very good impression. We hope you enjoy them too!  

December 10, 2016
Sauron Verdejo 2015
Three Brooms Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Janvier Jasnieres Cuvee du Silex 2015
Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet 2014
Meyer-Nakel 2015
Domaine Du Cros Marcillac 2014
Petroio Chianti Classico 2012
St. Innocent Pinot Noir Villages Cuvee 2014
Felton Road Pinot Noir Bannockburn 2014
Chateau Musar 2003
Domaine Eden Cabernet 2012
Nicholas Perrin Crozes-Hermitage 2013

December 12, 2015
Aubry Champagne
Three Brooms Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Mellot Sancerre 2014
Bauer Rosenberg Gruner Veltliner 2014
Aberrant Philtrum 2014
Massimago Valpolicella 2014
Cornu & Fils Bourgogne Les Barrigards 2013
Fattoi Brunello 2009
LeRagose Amarone 2006
Cedar Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Selvapiana Vin Santo 2007