Idaho is a state known for spectacular mountains, rivers and lakes. However, many are
unaware that this beautiful area is also a great wine growing region. The unique combination
of geography, climate and soils found in Idaho's vineyards can produce grapes with
outstanding varietal character. High vineyard elevations, extra long hours of daylight during
grape ripening, cool nights, volcanic ash soils, and ungrafted vines all contribute to
producing grapes with concentrated flavors and naturally high acidity.
Sawtooth Winery produces several Vinifera wine varietals, including 100% barrel fermented
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Syrah, Viognier and Roussanne-wines
that are continually recognized for their high quality and exceptional taste. Brad Pintler
carefully guides each variety of fruit to bring out the intricate characteristics of the wines.
Most of the wines are fermented and aged in small French oak barriques until it is time for
blending. Sawtooth Winery believes there is no compromising the winemaking process and
will take every measure to ensure every bottle is of the highest quality.
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