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Saddleback Cellars

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Rustic and modest, Saddleback Cellars takes its name from Saddleback Mountain located in Orange County, California where Nils was born and raised. Established in 1976, the first vintage was released in 1982 and we became a bonded winery one year later. The winery is owned and operated by Nils Venge and his family. There are 17 acres of prime Oakville fruit on property. Saddleback Cellars is proud of its diminutive stature and being one of the 'boutique' wineries in the Napa Valley.
Oakville, CA
Phone: (707)944-1305
Website: http://www.saddlebackcellars.com
Appellation: Napa Valley
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Pinot Blanc
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2005 Pinot Blanc
Oakville

Our Pinot Blanc vineyard was planted in 1994, just south of our front door. We are pleased to release the third vintage of Pinot Blanc to derive exclusively from our estate. The re ... moresulting wine is 100% Pinot Blanc, 100% Oakville.
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Pinot Grigio
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2005 Pinot Grigio
Oakville

This prime Oakville fruit comes from our 4 rows planted in 1995 on Teleki 5c with a quad training system right outside the door of the winery and from our neighbors, the Garvey’s v ... moreineyard, just down the road. We enjoy a tradition of picking our Pinot Grigio ourselves as a “Team Venge” each year on a warm fall morning.
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Chardonnay
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2005 Chardonnay

Our final 2005 Chardonnay blend includes fruit from our estate as well as 4% Viognier from Clarksburg. The vines at our vineyard are spaced 7x12 feet and trained in a bi-lateral co ... morerdon with two 36” cross-arms and are spur pruned. The soil here is moderately rich, deep, and well drained.
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Viognier
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2005 Viognier
Clarksburg

These sixteen rows of well cared for grapes are grown in Clarksburg, a sleepy town located in the Sacramento Delta area. Sunny and hot in the summer, it’s ideal for raising Viognier.
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2002 Merlot
Rutherford and Oakville

Crafted from grapes grown in selected vineyards in Rutherford and our own in Oakville, this blend exhibits the essential characteristics of this 100% Bordeaux varietal.
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Zinfandel
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2004 Old Vines Zinfandel

This wine, our 12th vintage of Zinfandel, is crafted from grapes grown in selected old vine vineyards in Calistoga, Capelle Valley, Sonoma, and our own estate here in Oakville. The ... more breakdown is 91% Napa Valley designate and 9% Russian River.
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Cabernet Sauvignon
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2003 Cabernet Sauvignon

The majority of the grapes come from the 9.5 acres of Cabernet planted on the winery estate located one-third mile north of Oakville Cross Road on Money Road . Approximately 10% of ... more this fruit came from prime grapes grown in Rutherford by our late friend, Reg Oliver, of Star Vineyards. Our soils are of the Pleasanton and Bale loam series with some spots of silt and gravel. Rootstock is Teleki 5C on a 6 x 12 ft. spacing. The vines are head trained and cane pruned using a three vertical trellis system for fruit and canopy support and unirrigated on older vines, all dry-farmed.

Updated on January 6, 2008

CrazyAboutWine recommends contacting Saddleback Cellars at http://www.saddlebackcellars.com or calling (707)944-1305 to verify the winery's location.

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