Cabernet Sauvignon "Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard"
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“With an expressive bouquet of candied lime leaf, fresh blossoms, and white peach, this wine exudes freshness and perfectly ripe fruits. The texture offers a core of citrus-laced acidity that is balanced by a sense of creaminess achieved by the winemaking technique of sur lie aging. Highly exuberant in flavor, this wine finishes long with precision and minerality.” -Jennifer Williams, Arrow&Branch Winemaker
“Reminding me of a great vintage of La Mission Haut Brion, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard offers a stunning bouquet of blackcurrants, tobacco gravelly earth, chocolate, and lead pencil. Just pure class, with full-body, ultra-fine tannins, and awesome purity and elegance, it’s a stunning achievement in 2017. It’s going to benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age and cruise into cool cellars for over two decades.” -Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Critic, 98 Points
“The 2017 Red Wine checks in as 45% Cabernet Franc, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot, sourced from sites in Coombsville, St. Helena, and Atlas Peak, that spent 20 months in 75% new French Oak. It’s another juicy, incredibly pure, delicious effort, offering loads of blue fruits, kirsch liqueur, violets, white flowers, and spice as well as full-bodied richness, a seamless, plump texture, and a great finish. It has a wonderful floral character, perfect balance, and a great finish. Drink it any time over the coming 15-20 years. -Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Critic
“Coming from the Lewelling, Criscione and Beckstoffer Dr. Crane vineyards, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Label is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot aged 20 months in 65% new French oak. It has deep garnet-purple color and delivers exuberant black cherries, ripe plums and crème de cassis notes with nuances of fallen leaves, pencil lead and charcoal plus a touch of dried herbs. Full-bodied, firm and grainy, it packs in the black fruit and earthy layers, finishing with a mineral kick.” -Lisa Perrotti Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
“From a site tucked into the most westerly section of the valley on the western edge of Oakville, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard is more backward and reserved, but it will probably merit a triple-digit score at maturity. Notes of blackcurrants, coffee beans, caramelized blueberries, and dark chocolate give way to a full-bodied, powerful 2018 that has lots of tannins but the mid-palate, concentration, and balance to handle them. Hide bottles for a least 5-7 years.” -Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Critic | 98+ Points
“Our inaugural release of Rosé of Cabernet Franc offers a complex nose of fresh raspberry, rose petal, and thyme. On the palette is a refreshing interplay of acidity and juicy red fruits that signals springtime is here. With notable concentration and depth, we are thrilled to add this lovely wine to our portfolio.” -Jennifer Williams, Arrow&Branch Winemaker