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What is Sauer Grapes all about?
I love wine. I love learning about special vintages, discovering new labels, finding gems that no one else knows about, and most of all, I love sharing my knowledge of wine!
At Sauer Grapes, we always have one dry still rose, three sparkling wines: one Champagne, one rose and one something else, five whites and five reds on the menu—always a $4 glass, $6-9 glass and a $10-14 glass—and the menu changes weekly. The more expensive glasses are always still very great deals! You can also pick any bottle off the shelf to open. If you don’t finish it, State law lets you take it home. There is a $4 corkage but I beat everyones’ prices so you can’t drink cheaper anywhere!. We also offer great craft beers, delicious tapas plates, and a variety of unique specialty foods to take home.
You’ll find I am a huge advocate of Grower Champagne. The Champagne region in France is dominated by a handful of brand names and they produce a mass-market commodity. By contrast, Small Growers, or “récoltant-manipulants,” handcraft their limited quantities of Champagne from individual villages and parcels where the inherent qualities of the vineyards imprint themselves into the wines. These winemakers are brave souls in an industrialized age: growing vinifying and bottling their own Champagne and offering it to the world as their lives’ work.
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1) Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa: $27.79 Wine Enthusiast – 91 pts. “This full and smoothly soft wine blended with 10% Petite Sirah, 7% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot is aged in American oak, a quarter of it new. It pleases in bright red currant, cassis and wisps of blackberry, both approachable and sophisticated. Velvety black licorice meets smoky campfire on the finish.”
2) Tibouren Clos Cibonne Cru Classe 2015, Cotes de Provence: $24.99 90% Tibouren, 10% Grenache. Our classic rosé is a wine destined for the food of Provence. Full of flavors, it makes a great pairing with red mullet fillets or tomato bouillabaisse. After fermentation the wine is aged on the lees under fleurette for 1 year in 100-year-old foudres. Aromas of orange peel with spicy notes. On the palate, the wine is fresh and vibrant with fruit tones and saline notes.
3) Whitehall Lane Tre Leoni 2013: $19 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel. This ferociously fun blend is round, rich and delicious. It has enticing aromas of red berry, plum and sweet oak. The flavors of blackberry jam, cherry and hints of black pepper fill the mouth and friendly tannins linger on the finish.
4) Darioush Cabernet Franc 2013, Napa: $60.99 WE 93 pts. Vintage after vintage, this wine impresses in its tension of power and grace. Leather and cigar provide the savory yin to the wine’s perfumed cedar and sage yang. With additions of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in the mix, accents of currant, blueberry and blackberry add succulence and flavor. Decant before enjoying or cellar through 2023.
5) Domaine Plouzeau Sauvignon 2015, Touraine: $15 A grown-up old-world Sauvignon Blanc, from the heart of the Loire Valley, this is your new go-to. Lean but dense, with delicate aromas of white peach and passionfruit and a refreshing saline finish. Serve chilled with shrimp cocktail, lobster rolls, and green salads.
6) Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2014, Alexander Valley: $23.99 Typical of Cabernet Franc, there is a beautiful floral nose with aromas of dusty cherry, blueberry, oak, vanilla and plum. In the glass there are flavors of plum, black cherry, vanilla and blueberry. Food Pairing: This smooth red is always great with grilled red meats. Or you can try a pan roasted duck breast over onions, carrots and garlic to accentuate the earthiness.
7) K Vintners The Boy Grenache 2014, WA State: $43.99 95-97 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate “There’s 300 cases of the potentially profound 2014 The Boy, which is mostly Grenache from the Powerline Vineyard in Walla Walla. Fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged in neutral oak, it offers sensational ripeness and depth in its meaty, olive, pepper, currant and kirsch scented bouquet. This gives way to a massive, concentrated and voluptuously textured Grenache that has a great mid-palate, ripe tannin and a finish that just won’t quite. (JD)” (6/2016)
8) Vina Tarapaca Etiqueta Negra Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2014, Valle del Maipo: $27.99 Stalky, gritty aromas of olive, eucalyptus and berry fruits are 100% Chilean. This feels big, wide and tannic. Flavors of roasted berry fruits are stalky and herbal, while this finishes with peppery, herbal overtones and gritty, chewy tannins. Drink through 2021.
9) Hess Collection 19 Block Mountain Cuvee 2013, Mount Veeder: $28.99 Great price! The Wine Advocate – 93 pts. “The 2013 Proprietary Red 19 Block Mountain Cuvée is a blend of 61% Malbec, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and Syrah, all from the estate on Mt. Veeder. This blend has worked well, exhibiting an opaque purple color, a beautiful nose of incense, camphor, blackberry, licorice and a touch of espresso. It is full-bodied and concentrated, but with supple tannins and a roundness and juiciness – even for a 2013. This should age nicely for at least 10 or more years.”
10) Ferrari-Carano Siena Red Wine 2013, Sonoma County: $18 Ferrari-Carano’s Italian heritage is reflected in this Sangiovese-based, easy sipping blend. Select lots of grapes are chosen from our vineyards in Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys to create a beautifully balanced, medium-bodied wine. The 2013 Siena has delicious aromas of blackberry, raspberry jam, cocoa, toasty vanilla and licorice. Flavors of juicy Bing cherry, bright blueberry and pomegranate are enhanced by sweet oak notes and hints of butterscotch that add layers of richness to this elegant wine. Siena has supple tannins that are soft, harmonious and mouth coating with lively elegance, depth and a lingering finish.
11) Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus 2012, Alexander Valley: $56.79 The 2012 Cyrus has dark purple color and intense earthy aromas of cassis, black cherry, chocolate, and cherry along with toasty oak and vanilla. This is a silky wine with flavors of cassis, dark chocolate, dark fruits and chocolate covered cherries. This 2012 vintage boasts smooth texture, excellent balance and a long structured finish. Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, and 2% Malbec.
12) Complicated Red Wine 2014, Central Coast: $19 This blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan offers aromas of ripe wild berries and bit of hickory smoke. The ripe, approachable flavors are edged by vanilla, with boysenberry fruit at the core. It’s not complicated, but very easy to drink, perfect for a hamburger barbecue.
13) Angeline Vineyards Rose of Pinot Noir 2016, CA: $12.79 Delicious aromas of watermelon, nectarine, and ruby red grapefruit, complemented by floral notes of lilies and orange blossoms. A fruity, sweet front palate of candied strawberries, leads into a crisp, citrus mid, and closes beautifully with a clean, concise acidity on the end. This is destined to be a versatile crowd pleaser.
14) Harris Estate Indulgence Cabernet Sauvignon 2009: $91.99 Preferred wine at Augusta National. Sourced from the Calistoga AVA, this fruit forward Cabernet Sauvignon has a brightness and full bodied balance that the winery has come to expect from Thomas Brown. This wine is versatile for easy sipping and pairs well with a variety of foods. The acid and tannic structures reflect the style of our estate grown wines and can be enjoyed for years to come.
15) Porter Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Napa: $93.99 Ripe fruits, vanilla, cedar, and sandalwood greet the nose, while blackberry, cassis, plum, juniper and green tea shake hands with the palate, showing a strong, classic Cabernet Sauvignon expression. Polished, elegant, exotic and aromatic. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Syrah, and 3% Merlot.
16) Delectus Mutti’s Pride Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Napa: $75.99 Delectus’ sources from only a handful of the highest quality Cabernet Sauvignon growers in the Napa Valley, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Mutti’s Pride is a blend of the top two vineyard sites from the vintage selected by our winemaker Gerhard Reisacher after two years of barrel aging. The result is a gorgeous wine that flaunts intense complexity, unyielding character and a vivacious finish. With that kind of pedigree, how could you resist?! This wine was named after Elisabeth, winemaker Gerhard Reisacher’s mother, who visits from Austria every harvest and is proud to watch her son carry on the family’s winemaking tradition. Friends know Elisabeth as Mutti (pronounced moo- tee), which is Austrian for mom. The nose brings a nice balance of cassis, tart cherry and earthy blackberry. The palate collects the blackberry, plum and chocolate notes along with the mouth coating tannins and ends up with a long finish. This is the first vintage of the Mutti’s Pride designation.
17) Porter Family Cavedweller 2011, Coomsbville: $41.99 Retails at $55 This blend of Cabernet and Syrah will capture your senses with aromas of mocha, blackberry, cherry and baking spices. Your palate will detect dark fruit flavors leaving you with soft tannins and a long finish. Pairs beautifully with beef, pork and turkey. This wine will develop and age nicely for 5 to 7 years.
18) Delectus Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Napa: $54.99 (elsewhere: $62-$80) Cherry, raspberry, some oak, dust on deep nose; cherry, raspberry, bit of blackcurrant on the palate; very delicious, very smooth with velvet tannin, reserved acidity, chip of mocha on the finish; 88% cabernet sauvignon, 12% merlot. Big wine, deep, fruity flavor and concentration, nicely balanced, lengthy finish. Exposure to some air makes its increasingly delicious. Delectus (Latin for “The Ultimate Choice”).
19) Delectus Cabernet Franc 2009, Knight’s Valley: $65 (Average price online: $79) This Knights valley vineyard is located near our Estate Vineyard at an elevation of 800 feet. The slopes are fairly steep (35% grade) with heavy gravel and rock content. This perfectly drained low vigor site does not produce green or herbaceous aromas so often associated with Cabernet Franc, and instead features dark and ripe flavors.
20) Delectus Knight Vision 2011: $44 (average price online: $54) This is all estate fruit a blend of 5 different clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and 2 clones of Merlot, a good amount of dark currant, dark berry fruit on the nose with a good hand of fresh plowed earth, and herbal nuance to the bouquet that is unique to this wine from the others, the nose here seems to have gained complexity overnight. A very youthful wine on the palate with lots of dark cherry and currant berry fruit with a good hand of milk chocolate and that distinct mountain minerality earthy notes through the finish, nicely balanced but needs some time. Finish 45+ Excellent +
21) Hess Collection Chardonnay 2014, Napa: $18 Wine Enthusiast – 90 pts. “The producer pulls from its estate Su’skol Vineyard for this wine, which opens in an aromatic flirtation of sweet honeysuckle, revealing the site’s abundance of musqué clone. Crisp on the entry and mid-palate, it shows a full-bodied style as it opens—notes of pear and fig are wrapped between spicy nutmeg and a viscous bite of oak on the finish.”
22) Les Cadrans de Lassegue 2012: $28.99 Tasting Panel – 90 pts. “Smooth and dusty with ripe plum and complex flavors; silky, fresh and balanced; long and juicy. 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.
23) AIX Coteaux d’AIX en Provence 2016: $20 Lively strawberry, orange pith and floral scents, and a hint of succulent herbs in the background. Tangy and focused on entry and then more round in the middle, offering supple red berry and citrus fruit flavors and a touch of fennel. Silky, subtly sweet and floral on the finish, which hangs on with very good, fruity persistence. -Vinous.com
24) Hanna Red Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Alexander Valley: $23.99 ($44 online) saturated plum in color with aromas of black cherry, toasted vanilla bean, Pan de Anis and coconut. In the mouth it is full of soft extract with cocoa, cola, blackberry and blueberry flavors. 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec, 6% Merlot. Double Gold – 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Double Gold – 2016 Sonoma County Harvest Fair!
25) Olianas Perdixi 2012, Sardinia: $24.99 Intense aromas with notes of blackberry, blueberry and chocolate. On the palate it is dry, but silky and mouth-filling; with a very long and pleasant after taste with hints of toasted coffee beans.
26) Olianas Vermentino 2014, Sardinia: $15.99 The wine is made from Vermentino grapes and ages in amphoras. It has classic floral and fruit aromas along with an interesting iodine nuance. The mouthfeel is saline, taut, slightly tannic and has a very deep and complex finish. A white wine with a strong personality and which is technically impeccable.
27) Casadei Filare 18 Cabernet Franc 2013, Tuscany: $49.99 Important structure, characterized by spicy aroma and elegant finesse, goes well with meat dishes with juiciness, fatness and intensity, stuffed pigeon with blueberry, venison fillet with white truffle sauce.
28) Casadei Filare 41 Petite Verdot 2013: $49.99 The nose opens with intense aromas of plums, berries and violets, with hints of coffee and fragrant oak. On the palate it shows thick and round tannins well balanced by a pleasant acidity. The finish is long, with notes of dark chocolate and small berries.
29) Casadei Sogno Mediterranean Red Blend 2013, Tuscany: $19.99 This wine is powerful, yet supple and elegant. The nose opens with intense berry and cassis fruit, highlighted by notes of dark chocolate and tobacco. Firm and silky upon entry, the palate is equally intense with chewy and sweet tannins and a very persistent finish with dark berries and sweet spices. 60% Syrah, 20% Grenache, and 20%.
30) Castello del Trebbio De’ Pazzi 2011: $31.99 Sangiovese 60%, Syrah 20%, Merlot 20%. Intense and appealing aromas of cherries, mixed berries and sweet spicies. At the palate is warm, soft and mouth filling, persistent with great tannins and great freshness.
32) Castello del Trebbio Lastricato Chianti 2011: $30.99 100% Sangiovese. The Sangiovese shows all its elegance and power: an appealing nose with notes of black cherries, spices and balsamic hints. At the palate shows compact yet soft and well blended tannins and a very pleasant and long finish.
33) Daou Pessimist Red Blend 2015, Paso Robles: $19.99 The Wine Advocate – 92 pts. “The 2015 Pessimist is one of the more forward, ready to go and sexy releases in the lineup. Made from 37% Syrah, 27% Zinfandel, 31% Petite Sirah and the rest Tannat and Grenache, it gives up tons of sweet dark fruits, spice box, vanilla bean and sweet oak in its full-bodied, nicely balanced, mouth-filling style. It will be ready to go on release. Range: 90-92”
34) Mastroberardino Radici 2011, Taurasi: $55.99 Vinous / Antonio Galloni – 91 pts. “Very deep ruby. Refined aromas of black cherry, raspberry jam, flint and fresh herbs. Rich, dense and multilayered, displaying an elegant, almost austere personalità that boasts nicely chiseled blue and herbal black fruit flavors. Finishes long with youthfully chewy tannins and repeating notes of tar and flint. Knockout Taurasi that promises to develop slowly. Rating: 91+”
And the new 2016 roses are starting to come in:
35) Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir Rose 2016, Willamette: $17.99 Elk Cove is old-school Oregon: Winemaker Adam Campbell’s parents, Joe and Pat Campbell, founded Elk Cove over 40 years ago, and Adam has been in the family business since 1995. This pinot rosé offers watermelon, citrus, and tangy pomegranate aromas, with melon, raspberry, and orange notes on the palate. Mouthwatering acidity carries it nicely through the finish. Crisp and bright, this is a good accompaniment to brunch, or for al fresco parties.