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.
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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 Napa Valley side.
Another Winery Exclusive! Summertime requires a Go-Plan: at least a few bottles of rosé on hand at any given moment. Strikingly fragrant, this blush, dry rosé will tickle your palate with bright, enticing flavors to pair excellently with picnics and pontoon boats.
Here is a rare, prized, 100% Malbec from Mello Vineyard in Yountville. This hillside Malbec is perfectly handcrafted in true Saddleback style.
Our classic Old Vine Zinfandel! Always a crowd pleaser!
Rich, chewy and pleasantly rustic, this offers gutsy dark berry, mocha, cedar and graphite notes that are still raw and edgy. The finish keeps the flavors in focus. Age worthy for up to 10 years.
With the extremely low inventory of this wine, tasting notes were unable to be created. However, in true Nils style, all wines will showcase the aged characteristics of a classic Charbono.
This bold and robust red wine features three heavyweight varietals: Tannat, Teroldego, Temperanillo, in a brilliant blend that announces to the world Nils is still kickin' dirt, and coming out on top!
With the extremely low inventory of this wine, tasting notes were unable to be created. However, in true Nils style, all wines will showcase the aged characteristics of a classic Syrah.
This Cab is not to be missed! If you love Cab...get ready to fall in love all over again!
Uniquely Saddleback, this Oakville-grown Pinot Grigio is distinctive and a rare find indeed. Planted on the property in 1995, the fruit from these treasured vines produces a delightful white wine full of character, thanks to a careful harvest at the peak of ripeness and neutral-oak barrel aging.
The clever sourcing of diverse vineyard clones from around the Valley results in an exceptionally appealing well-balanced, layered Chardonnay.
GOLD MEDAL - SF Chronical Wine Competition
Our Pinot Blanc is a unique and treasured Valley find. Sought after for its bright, floral aromas and flavors of stone fruit and silky honey, this medium-bodied white wine is a great pick for pairing with brunch and food in general.
Rare Napa Valley-grown Sangiovese is a light to medium-bodied stunner and a local favorite, growing right around the corner from Saddleback's Oakville estate. Aromas of rubarb and dark chocolate awaken the senses, while on the palate red cherry, bosch pear and espresso, are followed by a structured, but smooth tannin finish.
Get it while you can. Nils's popular Cabernet Sauvignon blend, sourced from our own Oakville District of Napa Valley. Named in honor of our best winery pooch, Chloe, who happily greets our guests. Great to drink now - 2023.
2016: 425 Cases Made
This Zinfandel has aromas of black currants and blackberries. It has good body and flavor with hints of black tea, followed by a touch of sweetness and a long lingering finish. Excellent with beef, lamb and cheeses.
Trousseau, the varietal most famously utilized to make port wine, is leveraged by our expert team here to create a "Late Harvest" dessert wine that will light your fire.
A dark purple in the glass with aromas of black tea and ripe currant. On the palate, bright and juicy, evoking the bursts of flavor found in peak-season cherries. Balanced tannins and a medium body lead to a cool, silky, long finish. This is an immensely approachable and food-friendly red wine. Pair with steaks, lamb, herb-crusted roasts and roasted vegetables.
The King of Cabs has done it again, with this stunning wine!
92 RP Advocate
Double trouble when you show up with this magnum of premium Napa Valley Cabernet. The 2006 vintage marked Nils' 25th Anniversary with Saddleback, and he decided to design a special bottle of Cabernet for the occasion!
Sorry, we are sold out of this vintage.