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Sawtooth 2011 Riesling (Snake River Valley)

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Spicy and substantial, this authoritative Riesling snaps into tight focus around apple and melon flavors. Hints of clove and ginger add complexity.

 — P.G.  (5/1/2013)
88
points

Sawtooth 2010 Skyline Red (Snake River Valley)

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Lushly fruited with blueberry, black cherry and plum, this Idaho-sourced red blend is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with small amounts of seven other grapes. Smooth and flavorful, it finishes with a dash of cocoa.

 — P.G.  (5/1/2013)
88
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Sawtooth 2005 Syrah (Snake River Valley)

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This is mostly Syrah, with small amounts of Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Grenache included. The Snake River Valley AVA crosses from Idaho into eastern Oregon; these are Idaho grapes as far as can be ascertained. The wine is tannic and well-made, with deeply-flavored, meaty fruit character. Wild berries and plums are suggested, with much darker streaks of coffee…

 — P.G.  (12/15/2009)
87
points

Sawtooth 2012 Estate Grown Pinot Gris (Snake River Valley)

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Fermented and aged in stainless steel, this is a direct and appealing wine that brings notes of freshly cut red apple and peach, with a dash of Muscat Blanc (1%) lifting the aromatics. It’s medium bodied with a pleasing interplay of citrus and stone fruit flavors throughout.

 — S.S.  (5/1/2014)
87
points

Sawtooth 2005 Merlot (Snake River Valley)

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Dark and toasty, it brings pleasing, lightly sweet berry flavors of raspberry and strawberry, along with tangy acids and crisp, polished tannins. There seems to be some new oak showing also, in the finishing flavors of buttered toast and caramel. For the modest price, it’s a fine bottle.

 — P.G.  (12/15/2009)
86
points

Sawtooth 2011 Sawtooth Estate Vineyard Chardonnay (Snake River Valley)

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Fermented with 30% new American oak, it’s direct and appealing with notes of melted caramel, vanilla, and toast. The flavors are rich and medium bodied, finishing a bit short.

 — S.S.  (5/1/2014)
86
points

Sawtooth 2011 Estate Grown Syrah (Snake River Valley)

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Light in style, this is a pleasant, varietally correct wine with notes of violets, game and lemon playing off a soft, rounded mouthfeel and grainy tannins.

 — S.S.  (8/1/2013)
86
points

Sawtooth 2010 Late Harvest Riesling (Snake River Valley)

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At 6% residual sugar, this sweet, rich Riesling—all from Skyline Vineyard Ranch—has notes of jasmine, orange peel and nectarine.

 — S.S.  (8/1/2013)
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