89 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
(13.9% alcohol): Sexy aromas of plum, cherry, graphite, mocha, tobacco and mint complicated by loamy nuances; I might have guessed merlot. Then broad and juicy on the palate, with expressive, claret-like flavors of plum, graphite, menthol and spices. Finishes classically dry, with granular tannins that won't get in the way of enjoying this wine now.
84 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
by Matlock 14106597
I think this wine is better than the 84 that Robert Parker gave it, but what does he know (I say firmly with tongue in cheek)! I enjoyed it if not overwhelmed by it. Not one of the better values from WA, but still an enjoyable vintage. I would actually rate is closer to 3.5 stars.
Not that impressed
Kind of a yawner IMHO
Good Value at the Wine Access Price.
As the Wine Access tasting notes recommended, I would certainly decant this wine for a couple of hours if you plan to drink immediately. I thought the wine was a good value at the Wine Access price, although at the $58 price point, there are other wines I would prefer. I plan to let the other bottles age a bit, and may have a different opinion in a few years!
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nice nose, light tasting everyday cabs like others have said - would have to agree; not much tannin so although young, prob should be drunk now; was better after an hour, not better the next day - i enjoyed but would not buy more
The '06 Saddleback Cellars Cab is fine for an everyday wine, but falls short when you expect something bigger. The nose shows light weight dark red fruit and taste falls in the moderate fruit flavors with some cedar/oak and mild tannins. I expected something much bigger, and thus was disappointed. But overall, this wine is decent for an everyday meal.
Everyday cab; expected better from this producer. Excellent color, but the aroma is thin and tight hours after opening. More red fruit than dark on the palate, and bitter finish. Even at wineaccess prices, have had better bang for the buck elsewhere.
was perhaps 2009 Saddleback. It seemed like new wine and not 5 1/2 years in the bottle.
goshen CT drinks saddleback 2006 Cab
Based on the write up in your marketing email which inspired me to buy the 1/2 case, I had an expectation that it would be approximating the 2006/7 SilverOak. It wasn't close. Nice wine. Drinking after 1 hour of decanting still didn't seem like it was there. After a couple hours it opened up, and was nice, but didn't impress me the way it impressed you all, very sorry to say.
Good nose but stale taste. Would not purchase again.
Nice wine, as in nice wine to pick up locally for a routine week night. Not really the quality that we are looking for with Wine Access
First bottle tight and tannic, maybe better with time, but not impressed
second bottle no better
dry, acidic, tannic, mildly better after 10 minutes, awful after 3 hours
After reading your enticing e-mails for some time decided to take the plunge and purchase one of your offerings. I can't begin to express my disappointment in the quality of this product. Pathetic.
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