Saddleback Cellars

2013 Napa Valley Chardonnay

Chardonnay

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:May 16, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$29.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Saddleback again

Hop back on the saddle with today’s delicious, elegant, fresh, Saddleback Cellars 2013 Napa Valley Chardonnay.

This wine was made by America’s first 100 point winemaker, Nils Venge. We’ve been showcasing his wines for nearly a decade - because they’re so superb.

Today’s budget friendly Chardonnay is limited, so reserve yours soon.

Lush and full on the nose, with Lemon, lime flower, acacia, pineapple, sweet cedar, lychee, green melon, vanilla custard and sweet oak.

Full, softly buttery and dense on the palate, with bright Meyer lemon, lemon curd, kafir lime, vanilla, subtle white spice, oak, and orange blossom. This is a soft, balanced and approachable wine with plenty of flavor and character.

We really adore the wines of Saddleback. It is rare that we feature their white wines, so today’s Saddleback Chardonnay is a special treat for us.

The last time we featured a Saddleback wine, we sold out. Quantity is limited this time around, so be sure to reserve yours - before we sell out.

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What the wine press has to say

Best of Class winner - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2015

91 points - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast - “A creamy, unctuous white with a tease of waxy apple, cheese rind and tropical pear, this fuller-bodied expression of the grape takes on generous layers of caramel and ginger as it goes. It finishes in a long, lingering celebration of brioche and allspice.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

Light straw yellow at the heart of the wine. Slightly darker golden edges. Perfect clarity through and through.

Smell:

Lemon, lime flower, acacia, pineapple, sweet cedar, lychee, green melon, vanilla custard and sweet oak.

Taste:

Meyer lemon, lemon curd, kafir lime, vanilla, subtle white spice, oak, and orange blossom.

Finish:

Velvet-smooth and very elegant, with a buttery mouthfeel that gives the wine a creamy feel through its very long finish.

Pairing:

Enjoy this elegant wine with grilled trout fillets with lemon and capers, an assortment of fruits and cheeses, or a grilled pork loin.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Nils Venge
Varietal
Chardonnay
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Napa Valley
Abv
14.5%
Harvest Date
September 9-13, 2013
Aging
9 months
Barrels
45% new French Oak
Bottling Date
June 11, 2014

About the Winery

Offer Expired:May 16, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$29.00
Avg. Price
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