favorite wines

Of the thousands of wines we tasted over the course of the year, these for one reason or another left an impression.  Some of these wines we only have a few bottles, and of others, none at all.  The point of this tasting was to share our favorites with you.  Enjoy! 

December 10, 2016
white
Sauron Verdejo 2015
Three Brooms Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Janvier Jasnieres Cuvee du Silex 2015
Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet 2014
rose
Meyer-Nakel 2015
red
Domaine Du Cros Marcillac 2014
Petroio Chianti Classico 2012
St. Innocnt 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
white
Aubry Champagne
Three Brooms Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Mellot Sancerre 2014
Bauer Rosenberg Gruner Veltliner 2014
Aberrant Philtrum 2014
red
Massimago Valpolicella 2014
Cornu & Fils Bourgogne Les Barrigards 2013
Fattoi Brunello 2009
LeRagose Amarone 2006
Cedar Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
dessert
Selvapiana Vin Santo 2007


featured wine

available at Sawyer's Specialties only while supplies last

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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 critique of these exceptional wines)