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Sawtooth Riesling

$ 15.99

Brand Sawtooth

Aromas and flavors of apricot and citrus lead to light minerality, gentle lime and a smooth tart finish.

Blend: 98% Riesling, 2% Muscat Blanc

Known mostly for potatoes, Idaho has excellent agriculture production, including grapes as the 2nd largest producing fruit crop. The first wineries in the Pacific Northwest were actually founded in Idaho and the number continues to grow - 11 in 2002, 47 in 2012. Sawtooth winery, formerly known as Pintler Cellars, was founded in 1987 and started as a 15-acre vineyard in the heart of the Canyon County region of the Idaho's Snake River Valley. The vineyards surrounding Sawtooth Winery were once rich pastures owned by Charles Pintler. The Pintlers saw a greater potential in the steep, south sloping hills, and set out to grow wine grapes. Seven acres of European vinifera vines were planted in 1982, producing the first harvest of fruit in 1987. The winery changed its name to Sawtooth Winery in 1998, creating a new label, distinctly unique, depicting the jagged Sawtooth mountains and conveying the grandeur of Idaho's scenic wilderness.