Presentation on theme: "When owners John and Lane Giguiere started their first winery in 1983 they were young and enthusiastic with dreams much bigger than their bank account."— Presentation transcript:
When owners John and Lane Giguiere started their first winery in 1983 they were young and enthusiastic with dreams much bigger than their bank account. The first years were financed by credit cards and hope until they felt like they were down to their last “Sawbuck” before R.H. Phillips and Toasted Head became wine brands. KEY BRAND POINTS 1.Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from the North Coast – Mendocino County 2.Malbec offers accounts something unique at a value price 2.Elegant style with oak restrained and dry finish 3.Great story and unique label 4.Great price points: potential for quantity sales - case stacks and by-the-glass 5.Offers accounts a full-margin brand that is not overexposed 6.Chardonnay and Cabernet chosen as two of 50 Super Domestic Wine Values by Robert Parker in 2009.
2007 SAWBUCK CHARDONNAY MENDOCINO COUNTY A lively, crisp Chardonnay with big flavors of green apple, honey and lemon; a touch of oak adds a hint of vanilla spice and butter. Blend: 100% Mendocino Chardonnay Alcohol: 13.9% Production: 5,058 cases 2008 SAWBUCK CABERNET California Aromas of red raspberries and dusty chocolate with hints of toasty oak and spice. This Cabernet is soft in the palate with layers of berries, cocoa, spice and silky tannins. Alcohol: 13.5% Blend: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petite Sirah Production: 5,000 cases 2008 SAWBUCK MALBEC YOLO COUNTY This smooth, elegant Malbec will delight those looking for an alternative red wine. Aromas and flavors of ripe red apples, blackberries and vanilla with a long, lingering finish with hints of spice and leather. Alcohol: 13.5% Blend: 76% Malbec, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Syrah Production: 2,250 cases