Sawyer Cellars

707.963.1980 8350 St. Helena Hwy
Rutherford, CA 94573
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In the heart of Napa Valley exists a charming, family-owned winery and estate dating back to the early 1930's. We at Sawyer Cellars are dedicated to making premium Estate wines, and sharing our unforgettable winery with our guests. – Description from SawyerNat

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Mark's SyrahsBEDROCK/NORTH COAST'12APSARA/CARNEROS/LAS MADRES VINEYARD'11APSARA/CARNEROS/LAS MADRES VINEYARD'11BONNY DOON VINEYARD/SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS'92HALCON/ALTURAS/YORKVILLE HIGHLANDS'10HALCON/ALTURAS/YORKVILLE HIGHLANDS'11HALCON/ALTURAS/YORKVILLE HIGHLANDS'11HALCON/ALTURAS/YORKVILLE HIGHLANDS'11KEENAN/NAPA VALLEY'09KEENAN/NAPA VALLEY'10LAG... Read More

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  • I love N. Rhone Syrah.  It's my favorite red wine in France.  But the acreage of the region is so small and the area that provide its best wines even smaller, that prices have hit the roof.  Sure, there are a few St. Josephs and Crozes-Hermitages that come in around $25, but those are either made for earlier drinking and a lot less thrilling wit... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is it time for the Tasting of...


  • I’ve already written up the Grenache based wines I tasted during my time in Santa Barbara, they can be found here: Grenache - The Next Pinot Noir?  so today I am focusing on most of the remaining wines that I tasted while in the region. I’ll save the few Pinots I Tasted for a Pinot round-up, which might surprise some folks. You see I went to San... Read More

    From the article The Wines of Santa Barbara


  • Carnivores and grillers, a few reasons to love Syrah: it’s a fantastic wine for pairing with any roasted meats, especially red meats like beef and lamb, as well as wild game. It is often peppery and sometimes smoky, with a roasted fruit and/or roasted meat flavor profile that makes it a fine accompaniment to anything barbecued or grilled (even, ... Read More

    From the article Top 15 Syrahs for Grilling


  • Sawyer Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2001

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    The wine was an inky purple in the glass, with a good bit of ruby toward the edges of the glass. The nose was just lovely, with complex aromas of leather, cedar, anise, dried spice, and just a hint of ripe fruit. The taste was just marvelous, with some dried fruit flavor up front, that quickly gave way to some wonderful earthy spice notes midp... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Sawyer Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford 2004

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    Nice easy drinking wine. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Sawyer Cellars Merlot Rutherford 2004

    Snoothrank:

    Enjoyed last night with a great beef tenderloin steak. Bought the wine while visiting our son in Colorado Springs this summer, using Snooth recommendation. Paid $38.00, which I thought was a lot for a Merlot, but it was truly worth the price. Perfectly balanced, deep rich color and a velvet finish. Would recommend this wine for special eveni... Read More

    Wine review by smullen27


  • Sawyer Cellars Merlot Rutherford 2007

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    Strong tannins. A bit too chalky. Read More

    Wine review by captmorgan


  • Sawyer Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by zinsnob


  • As expected, I tried quite a few Santa Barbara wines this weekend and came out with some good finds. Here's the run down of the first day, i'll have to continue on with day two later on.Jaffurs - This was our first stop on the way up, it wasn't a great time to visit as their better/best 2008 wines were sold out, but everything they put out is ve... Read More

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