About This Wine
It happened in 1988, and it had never happened before.
Influential wine critic Robert Parker bestowed a perfect 100-point score on a California wine for the very first time. The wine was the 1985 Groth Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, and the man who made it was Nils Venge. Ever since, he has been known as the “King of Cab.”
These days, Venge spends most of his time crafting wines for his own Saddleback Cellars winery, which is located in the Oakville district of the Napa Valley. His goal with each vintage is to make the best wines possible — whether they’re from a single vineyard, a single appellation, or a blend of appellations.
It’s a Venge family tradition to pick their Pinot Grigio grapes themselves, then blend the fruit with grapes from the neighboring Garvey Vineyard. The finished wine has an exotic nose, a refreshing mouthfeel and a long, textured finish. Serve it chilled with food or solo.
About Pinot Grigio
In northeast Italy it makes a light, crisp and neutral wine. In Alsace it can be a delicately perfumed, honey-flavored wine, either dry or sweet, and with more color than most whites.
- Grape Composition:100% Pinot Grigio
- Grape Source:Estate and Next-Door Garvey Vineyards in Napa Valley
- Aromas & Flavors:Almond, Meyer Lemon Peel, Fresh Ginger, Green Apple, Citrus and a Hint of Quince
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionfull-bodied seafood dishes, or appetizers.