Sawtooth Skyline Red 2005
The hardest decision at the end of the day can sometimes be the wine choice. Whether selecting a wine to pair with dinner, or simply finding a wine to enjoy on its own, the decision can be daunting. The other night I wanted a glass of wine to pair alongside a veggie flatbread pizza. Nothing fancy, just a good, simple wine.
I’m not certain where I purchased the wine, but I decided to open a red blend from Sawtooth Winery. Located in Nampa, Idaho, Sawtooth Winery produces a number of estate wines that are widely distributed and available locally across the US. I’m a fan of their whites and reserve line of wines and was excited to try this one.
The Sawtooth Skyline Red 2005 is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Syrah, 10% Merlot and 5% Primativo. The Syrah shines through on the nose with aromas of black fruit, spice and smoke. The palate is medium to full-bodied, round and smooth with currant, blackberry, earth and subtle coffee notes. The perfect pizza wine that’s easy on the wallet.