Malibu Saddle Rock, South Coast

Turtle Rock

G2 Vineyard Red Blend 2014

Surprising balance given the ripeness and barrel influence. Solid but missing some varietal character. — 24 days ago

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
— 3 years ago

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Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

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

Dolin

The Troubadour Red Blend 2012

WineText. 2/24/21. $21.19. Two bottles. :) — 3 months 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. — a year ago

Eric, Paul and 4 others liked this

Malibu Family Wines

Saddlerock Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This is what cabs are made of — 3 years ago

Kathlyn Mickan
with Kathlyn

Dolin Estate Wine

Malibu Estate Vineyards The Blue Note Malibu Coast 2012

The Troubadour - loved this one. WineText. $27.11. 9/11/2020. — 8 months ago

Rosenthal

Malibu Newton Canyon Cabernet Franc 2014

Spicy on the tongue with fruity plums, long dry finish but not overly dry. — 2 years ago

Triunfo Canyon Vineyards

Triunfo Malibu Coast Syrah 2013

5 yrs of age. grown in The Santa Monica Mountains. Really enjoyed this. — 3 years ago

The Malibu Vineyard

Rambla Pacifico Pinot Noir 2012

I don't know what the previous vintages were like but this 2012 is beautiful. Bright fruit, bright acidity and fairly full for a Pinot. A great effort from Malibu Coast. Very impressed. — 4 years ago

Jenny Blatty
with Jenny