*1999 Saddleback Cabernet Sauvignon
Saddleback Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA 1999
Tight, chunky, firmly tannic style that slowly reveals itself, offering layers of complex earthy currant, mineral, sage and rich earthy tannins. Needs cellaring. An underappreciated wine from a veteran winemaker, Nils Venge, who understands Napa Valley Cabernet and consistently offers excellent quality. (WS)
Saddleback Cellars was established in 1976 in the heart of the Napa Valley by Nils Venge. Nils is universally regarded as one of the foremost pioneers of the Napa Valley wine industry, garnering the first 100-point wine score on his 1985 vintage of Reserve Cabernet produced for one of our Oakville neighbors.