Snowden "The Ranch" Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (Napa Valley, California) - [ST 88-91]

Snowden "The Ranch" Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
(Napa Valley, California) - [ST 88-91]

Regular price $50.00 Sale price $43.97 Save $6.03

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Notes from the Winemaker:
For three generations our family has been farming red wine grapes on our ranch located on the eastern slope of the Napa Valley overlooking the towns of Rutherford and St. Helena. Our property is in the heartland of vineyards of distinction and character; it touches both the Rutherford and St. Helena appellations, and the Howell Mountain appellation is a few hundred yards away. The vineyards are planted well above the valley floor, protecting them from temperature extremes, on well-drained perlite soils. The wines from this exceptional site are layered, powerful and harmonious.

Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot

Ratings & Reviews

88-91 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Good deep red-ruby. More expressive on the nose than the merlot, offering scents of black fruits, sour cherry, licorice, pepper, menthol and black olive. Then more pliant in the mouth, showing a bit more texture along with an impression of elevated acidity. Flavors of dark cherry, licorice and pepper lead to a slightly tart finish. In a distinctly Medoc style." - Stephen Tanzer (May/Jun 13)

92 Points -
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2010 vintage):
"Snowden’s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon The Ranch is one of the bigger, juicier wines readers will come across in this vintage. Mocha, chocolate, spices, plums and black cherries seem to literally jump from the glass. Merlot plays a pretty important role in the 2010, which gives the wine much of its roundness and early accessibility. Round, expressive and racy, the 2010 Ranch is a terrific effort from Snowden. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. " - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2012)

San Francisco Chronicle Top 100 Wines of 2013 (2010 vintage):
"In a ZIP code where $100 gets a shrug, the Snowden family - and winemaker Diana Snowden Seysses - brings remarkable finesse to the fruit from its longtime Napa property above Rutherford. The Ranch, their second wine, is more immediate, but its spice and silken tannins provide a depth to black currant flavors that show Cabernet at its classiest." - SF Chronicle (12/2/2013)