Nils Venge has been heading up winemaking at Saddleback Cellars since he planted the vines here in Oakville in 1978. With associate winemaker Lars Bjorkman, you can count on traditional winemaking techniques that assure well-balanced, quality wines. Our wines drink easy, and can age gracefully.
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Classic Chardonnay, through and through, this is another award-winning vintage from Nils Venge. With all the flavor you'd expect from Napa Valley, this Chardonnay balances a bright acidity and lighter body with epic roundness and a smooth, crisp finish.
Our flagship wine, this vintage features a fruit-forward nose, a bold structure and a dense, full body. Lots to excite the palate here. Very typical of the 2013 vintage from Napa Valley, this wine is settling into its "drink now" phase, and will be quite palatable for years to come.
Rich and robust, this 100% Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon shows all the hallmarks of the 2013 valley vintage. Brilliant scarlet in the glass, and vibrant to the nose. Aromas of dark black cherry and a hint of anise are followed by bright, velvety flavors of clove, cassis and blackberry. 70 cases made.
Only 70 cases made. This cool-weather year yielded a small crop for Napa Valley Cabernet, so this precious cargo was well-treated in Nils's custom-made American oak/French oak barrels. Composition: 100% Cabernet. Aromas of violets and dark fruit abound; on the palate a brilliant, now silky balance of minerality, deep fruit and tannin. Finish is clean and lengthy.
SINGLE-VINEYARD CHARDONNAY. This age-worthy "collectors' Chardonnay" hails from the small, cherished Sangiacomo Vineyard not far from the town square in Sonoma in the Carneros District in the cool south end of Napa & Sonoma valleys. Acquired by Nils with our faithful Posse wine club shipments in mind, and produced with the utmost attention, this full-bodied Chardonnay is a perfect companion for those special occasions and the Chardonnay connoisseur.
Vermentino is a light-skinned varietal found primarily in Italy, noted for its dry, crisp mouthfeel and appealing floral notes. Our New World version is grown in the sunny but cooler sub-appellation of Carneros, on the Sonoma County side.
Available online only! Succulent yet dry white wine, perfect where ever friends take you. Sourced from the Russian River Valley, Sonoma, this is the Portuguese version of the varietal aka Verdejo (en Spain). Barreled in oak, the softness of this round white wine is remarkable. Excellently paired with spicy foods.
Sorry, we are sold out of this vintage.
Rare Napa Valley-grown Sangiovese that rises to any occasion. This medium-bodied stunner is a local favorite, growing right around the corner from Saddleback's Oakville estate on Money Road -- just turn the corner to Penny Lane and a little bit of heaven.
Robust and lively, this gem in a rare magnum format is ready for official release on February 3, 2018. Barreled in 80% new French oak. 100% Cabernet sourced from Napa Valley.
Deep garnet color and aromas of black cherries, peppery spice rack, and cigar box lead to flavors of ripe berries are layered over rich velvety tannins producing a layered mouthfeel. Gold Medal, 2017 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition.