Saddleback Cellars

Rancher Red Blend

9.224 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Aaron Means

Needed air badly but I could dig at it's core and get at its soul. Very deep and complex red.

Needed air badly but I could dig at it's core and get at its soul. Very deep and complex red.

Nov 5th, 2017
Tony Salazar

Good stuff

Good stuff

Jun 22nd, 2015
Trina Wiese

Delicious!!!!

Delicious!!!!

May 9th, 2020
Willie Carter

Medium ruby color with a bright red rim. More intriguing nose than I expected with lively red fruit up front and savory and nice floral notes following. Rich, but not overly dense, this is could have easily gone down the same path so many other Bordeaux type blends fall into. Overblown, homogeneous, boring as all hell. That’s deftly sidestepped here with beautiful acid and fine structure. Black cherries, stewed plums, mushrooms, and cigar smoke on the palate with a bit of orange peel coming in later. I wonder how this can age but that doesn’t matter right now, just enjoy it.

Medium ruby color with a bright red rim. More intriguing nose than I expected with lively red fruit up front and savory and nice floral notes following. Rich, but not overly dense, this is could have easily gone down the same path so many other Bordeaux type blends fall into. Overblown, homogeneous, boring as all hell. That’s deftly sidestepped here with beautiful acid and fine structure. Black cherries, stewed plums, mushrooms, and cigar smoke on the palate with a bit of orange peel coming in later. I wonder how this can age but that doesn’t matter right now, just enjoy it.

Jun 9th, 2019
Mindy Woytasczyk

Needs to breathe, but when it's ready, super light and flavorful. Cherry and oak undertones.

Needs to breathe, but when it's ready, super light and flavorful. Cherry and oak undertones.

Feb 17th, 2019
Paul Woolls

Unusual blend with a bit of Syrah. Still tannic. Needs time.

Unusual blend with a bit of Syrah. Still tannic. Needs time.

Dec 21st, 2018
Alex Trobough

Lucked out grabbing the last bottle at our local store. Cab based blend with Merlot, Zin and Petite Sirah to round it out. Notes of stone fruits, blueberry, tobacco, five spice, black pepper linger well after your first sip. Ready to get my hands on more of their wines. Saddle up.

Lucked out grabbing the last bottle at our local store. Cab based blend with Merlot, Zin and Petite Sirah to round it out. Notes of stone fruits, blueberry, tobacco, five spice, black pepper linger well after your first sip. Ready to get my hands on more of their wines. Saddle up.

Aug 10th, 2017
Sarah

Very good 2013 Barbera!

Very good 2013 Barbera!

Jan 7th, 2017
Deborah M

Discovered this vineyard while in Napa. Love their wines. This is a good one.

Discovered this vineyard while in Napa. Love their wines. This is a good one.

Dec 19th, 2016
Aaron Jonker

Had at Reserve in Grand Rapids

Had at Reserve in Grand Rapids

Nov 4th, 2014