2016 SADDLEBACK CELLARS OAKVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

$78.00

Perfect 100 Point Wine Made by World Famous Winemaker NILS VENGE!  The Legendary Nils Venge has always been known as a bit of a cowboy in the wine industry, making wine his own special way, and taking risks that have undoubtedly paid off. You’re about as likely to find him on a tractor in the vineyard, than just about anywhere else…

Saddleback Cellars is where ultra-premium Oakville fruit and a half-century of winemaking experience join forces to create deeply profound Cabernet Sauvignon that ranks among one of Oakville’s best values. The winery’s 14-acre vineyard is in a sweet-spot behind OPUS ONE, where the soils and climate combine to produce grapes of regal qualities. Beyond Legendary Winemaker Nils Venge crafts the wine, and Nils was the first American winemaker to earn a perfect 100 point score from Robert Parker when he made the 1985 Groth Reserve Cab — and this 2016 Oakville Cabernet is better.

* Please Note: Limited – First Come, First Serve (very limited allocation available)

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2016 SADDLEBACK CELLARS OAKVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Tasting Notes from Edward, “Profound – When a wine is so perfect, sometimes it’s hard to describe… so I invite you to enjoy, and perhaps take notes yourself because it is absolutely inspiring to say the least… I have been graciously blessed to share Saddleback by the Legendary Nils Venge for many vintages now… therefore I can 100% say for sure: this 2016 Oakville Cabernet is by far THE Best Ever. Aromas fill the room upon opening: Loaded with cherries, tobacco, exotic chocolates, and beautiful layers of spices and fruit – it’s everything you want in a Napa Cab. For me, it’s like putting on your favorite pair of jeans, or your favorite suit, perhaps your favorite pair of shoes and going to your favorite restaurant – there’s a comfortable feeling as you sip, a resonating classic elegance as you swirl, and as you open the bottle – deep down, you know it’s going to be a perfect evening, because this my friends… this is a perfect wine. CaliHiWines 100 POINTS

Tasting Notes from Yvonne, “Look at that Ruby Red color swirling Amber, that is just brilliant. Look at that Viscosity – this one has very long legs… world-class aromas it’s like You are Walking into a Millionaire’s Collection Cellar underground… subtle aged oak on the nose, and classic opulence. Chewy, round and WOW, it needs time to breathe. There is a voluptuous texture because of the round mouthfeel and layers. You can almost feel it before you even taste it… it’s deeply penetrating. If you want to impress the palate savvy or most discerning guests, pour them this Cabernet… it tastes like a $150 bottle, and it’s perfect for entertaining. In a single word: Opulence.” Yvonne Delgado 100 POINTS

Tasting Notes from Sommelier, “We had a $250 bottle, then I broke out the Saddleback and it blew it away. Holy wow. Beautiful deep ruby color with a pronounced nose. Primary flavors of black fruit include black currant and plum. Let it decant for at least 30 minutes and both secondary and tertiary flavors of vanilla, chocolate, and dried fruit begin to emerge. This is beautifully balanced wine with high levels of acidity, tannin, body and a medium to long finish. Rivals other wines in the $125-$175 price range.” Angel D. 100 POINTS

Tasting Notes from Saddleback Cellars Winery, “This substantial 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a truly stunning! On the nose, complimentary oak, with pleasing aromas of black cherry, blackberry, graphite and light anise. One the palate, it approaches with a balanced, full bodied mouthfeel. It engages the palate with bold tannins and balances gracefully with blackberry compote, black cherry, leather and a hint of anise. A flavorful finish is generous with lingering notes of black pepper. Perfectly paired with your favorite cut of beef or tomato based pasta dish. Another amazing vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon from the ‘King of Cabs’!”