Malibu Saddle Rock, South Coast

Cielo Malibu Estate Winery

Saddlerock Syrah 2017

oh how sweet it is, I am biased here watching this 2017 during the 2023 world series. Means a lot to a LA native and Arizona transplant. So many emotion swirling around my tongue — 4 months ago

Turtle Rock

G2 Vineyard Red Blend 2015

Ripe and heavily influenced by its barrel upbringing. I think this has potential but it just needs time to sort itself out — 4 years ago

Josh liked this

Rosenthal

Malibu Newton Canyon Cabernet Franc 2014

Spicy on the tongue with fruity plums, long dry finish but not overly dry. — 5 years ago

Moraga Vineyards

Estate Red Blend 2010

Matt Austin
9.3

From a 16 acre vineyard in the hills of Bel Air. Probably the most expensive vineyard property in the US. It’s currently owned by Rupert Murdoch, but this is from before his purchase in 2013. This is legit good. Much better than any Malibu wines I’ve had. 13.8 listed alcohol and fairly restrained style. Let’s rip down all of those mansions and plant some grapes! — 2 years ago

Daniel and Ira liked this

Bowen Estate

Ampelon Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Crushed rock amd rose petal. Chalky but have a sharp savoury finish. Smooth and tannin is resolved. Well rounded, black olive, spice and plum. Tar — 4 years ago

Peter, "Odedi" and 1 other liked this

Malibu Family Wines

Saddlerock Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This is what cabs are made of — 5 years ago

Kathlyn Mickan
with Kathlyn

Dolin

The Troubadour Red Blend 2012

WineText. 2/24/21. $21.19. Two bottles. :) — 3 years ago

Bolero Cellars

Garnacha 2015

Cherry cola meets dusty tea nose. Like the new cherry cola tea Icee flavor you would have as a kid on a weekend shopping spree. Smooth and subdued, a refined yet fun and sexy fruit-forward leathered cola romp on a saddle. The upper echelon of the region. Giddy-up! Enjoyed with white saucy scallops and mushrooms over par-cooked onions and penne. — 4 years ago

Eric, Paul and 4 others liked this

Walter Hansel Winery

The South Slope Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

David T
9.3

With lunch, this amazing 08 Walter Hansel. Well deserving of a 93 on technical merits but, even a little higher on the pleasure scale.

On the nose, ruby older fruits of; blackberries, dry cranberries, dark cherries, stewed plums, blueberries hues, cooked rhubarb, pomegranate and black raspberries. Vanilla, cinnamon, clove, dark spice, steeped tea, limestone minerals, dry stems, underbrush, hints of black cherry licorice/cola, saddle-wood, touch herbaceous with bright withering red florals.

The drinking window is right around its peak. The body in medium, round and lush. Ruby older fruits of; blackberries, dry cranberries, dark cherries, stewed plums, poached strawberries, blueberries hues, cooked rhubarb, pomegranate and black raspberries. Vanilla, cinnamon, clove, dark spice, steeped tea, limestone minerals, dry crushed rock powder, dry stems, underbrush, hints of black cherry licorice/cola, saddle-wood, touch herbaceous with bright withering red florals. The acidity is round and like a rain shower. The finish is; beautiful, ripe, lush, elegant well balanced and polished.

Photos of, their amazing vistas and my wife blowing out her candle on their birthday gift from Nepenthe.

@Big Sur Nepenthe
— 5 years ago

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Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

Had a lovely time, couldn’t have been better ♥️