2017 Saddleback Cellars Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, California
Taste one of the first and best! Anyone ever heard of Saddleback before?
Nils Venge, owner and winemaker, has been a star on the Napa stage for over 30 years – ever since his 1985 Groth Reserve Cabernet got the first 100-point score for a California wine from Robert Parker. This is Napa Cab at its best - substantial. intense, balanced and complex. 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’!