The term snake oil was born in an era of uncertainty and blind trust, at a time when hope made everyone a true believer. Today, Priest Ranch is staking a claim on the name Snake Oil and redefining it. As with all Priest Ranch wines, it represents authenticity, a sense of origin, and a real place. Both Priest Ranch and the names chosen to represent our wines, work to honor an era of pioneering, exploration, and hope for a better life in California in the 1860s. The creation of Snake Oil happened on an ordinary day of blending at the winery, when three outstanding blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon were combined. The result was a wine far superior to any individual component. A unique blend of vineyard blocks, two from the western part of the estate and one from the east, unveiled a distinct combination. Snake Oil and Coach Gun represent the luxury tier of Priest Ranch wines. These wines showcase the depth, quality, and potential of our estate. Priest Ranch Snake Oil is an authentic cure for all…
Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red wine. The rounded mouthfeel is persistent in the long and lingering opulent finish. With a good tannin structure and balanced acidity on the palate, you can taste hints of vanilla, black cherry, cassis, and plum.
This crisp wine has hints of white peach, melon, and hints of tropical passion fruit that are inviting on the nose and palate. There is a balanced amount of acidity that leads to a refreshing crispness on the finish.
Grenache Blanc is a beautiful crisp white wine with a pleasant acidity on the palate. Hints of bright fruit are accentuated on the nose, while flavors of green apples and citrus accent the finish. Our favorite ways to enjoy a glass is with some triple cream cheese, alongside a spicy dish, or even on its own.
Double Barrel is a 50/50 red blend that changes with each vintage. Our winemaking team chooses two varieties that they believe will complement each other to create a wine that never disappoints. To date, no two vintages have been the same. The 2016 Double Barrel wine is a red blend consisting of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Malbec. All the fruit for this wine is grown on our estate high in the eastern hills of Napa Valley. The elevations of our vineyards range from 850 to 1,615 ft, providing us high-quality mountain fruit. From vine to bottle, this wine is handcrafted with attention to detail every step of the way.