Michelle Gagne Ballard
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2017
Saddleback Cellars Releases Napa Valley Favorites
35th Vintage, 2015 Napa Valley Chardonnay, and 2015 Old Vine Zinfandel Officially Hit the Market Today
Oakville, CA, July 29, 2017– With its annual open-cellar celebration, Saddleback Cellars of Napa Valley pops the corks on two new vintages of winery favorites: 2015 Old Vine Zinfandel and 2015 Napa Valley Chardonnay. It is the 23rd vintage of Zin for Nils Venge, winemaker, and 35th vintage of Chardonnay at Saddleback.
“I look forward to this party each year, and couldn’t be happier to share these wines as a couple of the best that Napa Valley has to offer. Let the celebration commence!” says Venge.
The Old Vine Zinfandel is unique in its American oak 16-month aging process, and noted balance of flavors. Crafted from the 96-year-old Frediani Vineyard in Calistoga, it’s limited availability has Zin lovers clamoring over each new release. Only 604 cases were made, and it can be found in limited distribution in approximately 20 states; it’s a staple of Saddleback’s Posse wine club, and also available for direct-to-consumer shipments.
Advance acclaim for the 2015 Napa Valley Chardonnay is also worth mentioning, to note:
2017 Best Chardonnay, DOUBLE GOLD, 96 pts: San Francisco Intl Wine Comp
91 points, Wine Enthusiast (March 2017)
A notoriously low-volume vintage year, Saddleback has limited stock of this phenomenal wine, less than usual: only 870 cases versus the usual 1200. Notable among Saddleback’s Chardonnay production techniques include the light and subtle use of French oak aging sur-lees for a period of nine months. The result is bright and pleasing, and as per its review in Wine Enthusiast, “flavors of green apple, pear and melon. Complex, easing into an elegant aftertaste shaded by light oak.”
The official first public tastings of these two prized wines starts at 11 am open-house style for an entry fee (includes complimentary wine glass), on Saturday, July 29, at the winery’s cellar and vineyard estate, 7802 Money Road, just a ¼ mile off the Oakville Crossroad, in the heart of Napa Valley.
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If you would like more information about Nils Venge, Napa Valley’s Saddleback Cellars, and other Saddleback vineyard lore, please contact Michelle Gagne Ballard at 707.944.1305 or email at email@example.com.
Napa, CA-based winery Saddleback Cellars have just announced they will be hosting a release party for their 2014 Zinfandel, 2014 Pinot Blanc, and 2014 Chardonnay. The release party will take place July 30th from 11 am. to 4 pm. and will provide guests the opportunity to sample each of the wines being released. The Saddleback Cellars team will also offer food options as part of the event, including smoked tri tip and smoked turkey.
Oenophiles across the country spend months planning their trip to Napa. The region is home to some of the best wineries across the U.S. and combines lush hills with warm weather to assure an unforgettable visit for wine lovers. To make the most of their visit to the region, guests are now welcome to book their tickets for the upcoming release party at one of the best wineries in Napa, Saddleback Cellars.
As part of their upcoming release party on July 30th, Saddleback Cellars will be offering members of the general public the opportunity to sample their award-winning 2014 Pinot Blanc, which received the Gold Medal Award from the 2016 Orange County Wine Society. Guests will also have the opportunity to taste the flavors of the 2014 Chardonnay and Zinfandel releases from Saddleback Cellars. It promises to be an exciting event for interesting discussions on the latest products.
The team at Saddleback Cellars is now accepting bookings for their release party event! To learn more about book your tickets, please contact Saddleback Cellars directly 1-707-944-1305. More information on the winery is available at www.saddlebackcellars.com.
Napa Valley, CA-based winery, Saddleback Cellars have recently announced the upcoming release of their 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. The release is set to take place on September 1st at the Saddleback Cellars winery, to give local guests the opportunity to sample one of the finest Cabernets offered throughout the Napa region.
Napa Valley is a wine producing region known for its outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon products. The latest varietals are being honed by experienced vintners throughout Napa Valley as they seek to expand upon the current market options. The team at Saddleback Cellars have made their name producing refined Cabernet Sauvignons, and their 2012 release is another in a long line of high caliber wines.
A large portion of the fruit used to produce the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon was estate grown in Saddleback Cellars own vineyard. The winery team have placed a great amount of work into ensuring the optimal taste profile for the wine. At the release event this coming September 1st, guests will have the opportunity to discuss the planting work involved in producing their refined Cabernet Sauvignon product. The winery is currently at the inception of a replanting project, with almost 3 acres of new vines planted in the last two years alone. These developments highlight the continued prominent role Saddleback Cellars holds within the Napa winery community.
To discover more on the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon release event, and the company’s replanting work, please contact the team at Saddleback Cellars directly at 1-707-944-1305 or visit their business website via www.saddlebackcellars.com.
Napa, CA-based winery, Saddleback Cellars is now inviting dog owners from across the local Napa community to explore their winery grounds with their pets. The grounds of Saddleback Cellars feature an open patio space situated between the vineyards and the winery, providing the ideal environment for a walk within one of the best wineries in Napa.
The Napa spring weather has arrived early this year. This means that local residents are now able to enjoy warmer temperatures and greener vineyards in February and March. The changes brought about by El Nino also include additional rainfall, which has helped give the vineyards in Napa a lush green appeal that captivates visitors. To help their guests make the most of this opportunity, the team at Saddleback Cellars is now inviting dog owners and their pets for a spring stroll through their winery.
Dog owners will be able to enjoy the warm sunshine as they stroll around the Saddleback Cellars property and take in the sights of the area. Dogs will enjoy the safe and open feel of the Saddleback Cellars patio areas, as their owners have the chance to meet up and discuss the latest wines available in 2016. It’s the perfect day out in the early year sunshine within one of the best Napa wineries.
The Saddleback Cellars team is now waiting to hear from local guests. To learn more on Saddleback Cellars, please contact their winery directly at 1 707-944-1305 or visit their business website at www.saddlebackcellars.com.
Oakville, CA-based Saddleback Cellars have just announced they’ll be attending the Zinfandel Experience Grand Tasting hosted by Zinfandel Associates & Producers on February 27th. The Zinfandel Experience event brings together winemakers from over 150 wineries, including Saddleback Cellars in Napa County. The first public wine tasting will be hosted at Pier 27 on the Embarcadero, which offers stunning views of the bay area and surrounding landscapes.
The Zinfandel Experience has been celebrated over its 25-year existence. The varietal is enjoyed across the United States, and particularly in California where the wine is known for its subtle palate, quality, and versatility. Now, the team behind Zinfandel, the Organization of Zinfandel Associates & Producers is celebrating the 25-year history with their Zinfandel Experience event. It’s an event that brings together wine makers and wine lovers from across the country to sample the greatest wines created in recent years.
As representatives of one of the foremost wineries in Napa County, the team at Saddleback Cellars has announced they’ll be taking part in the Grand Tasting for the Zinfandel Experience event at Pier 27 on February 27th. The event is the world’s largest single varietal wine tasting event and promises to be an exciting experience for wine enthusiasts from across the country. To learn more on the Zinfandel Experience, please contact the folks at Saddleback Cellars today at (707) 944-1305 or visit their business website directly at www.saddlebackcellars.com.
Napa, CA-based winery, Saddleback Cellars has recently announced the release of several new wines. As one of the most respected wineries in Napa County, Saddleback Cellars’ releases are widely anticipated across the Valley and the winery has just announced the release of their 2010 Reserve Cabernet, their 30th Anniversary Cabernet and their 2011 Cabernet. These newly released wines have garnered interest from across the viticulture marketplace in Napa County as wine lovers look to purchase bottles for their upcoming occasions and private collections.
A winery can distinguish its brand from the competition by producing refined products that draw a large client base from across the marketplace. It’s for this reason that Saddleback Cellars has become one of the most renowned wineries in Napa County, and the winery’s latest releases are a further indication of their outstanding brand quality.
The 2010 Reserve Cabernet released recently by Saddleback Cellars has earned acclaim from experts across the local marketplace. The wine received 96 points in a review by Robert Parker, a leading wine critic who uses a 100-point scale to determine wine quality. Writing on the subject of the 2010 Reserve Cabernet, Parker noted the product’s “Pauillac-like cedar/wood character, broad, expansive mouthfeel and spicy finish”. It’s a review that highlights the continuing quality of the wines released by Saddleback Cellars winery.
To learn more on the latest wines offered through Saddleback Cellars, please contact their team today at (707) 944-1305 or visit their business website at www.saddlebackcellars.com.
Oakville, CA-based family-owned winery, Saddleback Cellars has recently announced that their owner Nils Venge will be attending the California Wine Symposium in Cuba from January 31 to February 3, 2016. The event, which is being organized in collaboration with California Wine Institute, The Napa Valley Vintners, and Sonoma Valley Vintners, will allow attendees to learn more on the wine industry in Cuba.
Wine is an important part of the culture in Cuba. But with limitations in trade with other countries, access to American wines has been limited across the country. With the warming relations with the United States, and with trade talks opening between the two countries, there is now an opportunity for Californian wines to be sent to Cuba for the locals to enjoy. This has led to the inaugural California Wine Symposium to take place in Havana, Cuba in 2016.
At the California Wine Symposium, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more on doing business in Cuba. They will learn about local wine products as well as the local marketplace. They will also have the opportunity to share their wines with local restauranteurs, sommeliers, hotel managers and chefs. Owner of the family-owned Saddleback Cellars Winery, Nils Venge will be in attendance and will be highlighting the company’s wines and the tempting flavors they will bring to the Cuban market.
To learn more on the California Wine Symposium, please contact the Saddleback Cellars Winery at 1 707-944-1305 or visit their business website at www.saddlebackcellars.com.
Oakville, CA-based vineyard, Saddleback Cellars has recently announced that their team will be in attendance at the Loyola-Marymount University Classic. The event, which is the 35th annual Wine Classic, will bring together winery owners from across California. Saddleback Cellars will be highlighting their wine tasting tours at the event, as well as showcasing the quality of their local products.
By taking part in industry events and introducing their products to other owners and vintners from across the region, California winemakers can ensure their wines achieve a wider audience and gain in popularity. It’s important, therefore, for winemakers to take part in the leading events across the marketplace to ensure both their products and their wine tasting tours gain prominence in the industry. The Loyola-Marymount University Classic represents one of the most important events in the large Los Angeles market for California Wine Country products.
The 35th Annual Wine Classic will be taking place at Loyola-Marymount University on January 31, 2016. Guests at the event can look forward to tasting over 150 wines, as well as partaking in the buffet that will be accompanying the available wine products. There will also be a silent auction at the event, in which guests will be able to bid on prizes such as Wine Country packages, specialty wines and other wine products.
It promises to be an exciting event for the wine industry. To learn more on the Loyola-Marymount University Classic or Saddleback Cellars, please contact Saddleback Cellars directly at (707) 944-1305 or visit their business website at www.saddlebackcellars.com.
Thoroughly mix all dry rub ingredients in a bowl and set aside. Place the loin in a deep baking dish and pour oil over the meat. Thoroughly coat and add the dry rub. Massage dry rub into the loin ensuring complete coverage. Set aside for 6 hours in refrigerator.
Remove the loin to rest at room temperature 30 minutes before grilling.
Open the bottle of Sangiovese and pour yourself a glass! Sear each side of the loin on the grill and reduce the heat. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 145 °F, remove from the grill and cover with foil to rest.
In the interim, grill the pineapple slices until thoroughly hot.
Steam the string beans until desired tenderness.
Thinly slice the tenderloin and serve with 2 slices of pineapple, string beans and the remaining glasses of Saddleback Cellars Sangiovese!
Well, harvest is already underway and our crush pad is full of grapes, equipment, and noises! This is by far the most exciting time of the year at the winery because we get to see the quality of the fruit ourselves before we turn it into delicious alcohol! Only 52 miles from the bustling city of San Francisco you can drive up and take the most exciting agricultural production process out there!
Check out our beautiful Chardonnay grapes below, fruit from Carneros on the left and Rutherford on the right.