Our goal as winegrowers is to express variety, site, and vintage in every wine we make. This three bottle box collection explores these dimensions in a tasting tour of the ranch:
2014 Snowden Cabernet Sauvignon "Brothers Vineyard" -- grown at 850 feet of elevation, this vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon has replaced the Reserve as our "first" wine -- distinctive, classic, and bold, the wine is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Brothers Vineyard and 2% Petit Verdot from the immediately adjacent Levi Philander Davis Block. Robert Parker describes the 2014 Brothers as "... a beauty ... dense purple, with loads of cassis, blackberry, licorice and graphite, the wine hits the palate with considerable authority, impressive purity and only a hint of new oak ... long, full-bodied and silky."
2014 Snowden Petit Verdot "Levi Philander Davis Vineyard" -- we cultivate fewer than 500 Petit Verdot grapevines in a single acre adjacent to the Brothers Vineyard. Its main purpose has been to complement our Brothers Vineyard and Ranch Cabernet Sauvignons, but for the past few years we have bottled a barrel or two as a varietal – initially to learn, but now because we like it so much. Explosively powerful in a blend, the varietal wine is surprisingly approachable – an education in the wineglass.
2013 Snowden Cabernet Franc "Melchior Kemper Vineyard" -- Grown in a one acre block within a stone's throw of the Brothers Vineyard, Cabernet Franc was for many years the key blending component of our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Lightly blended with Merlot, this unique release brings lovely, patrician aromas to the glass. Our move to vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon wines allows this stunning and distinctive wine to step forward as a stand-alone varietal. We bottled less than three barrels of this wine from the 2013 vintage and held it for an extra year of cellar aging before release this fall.
When ordering a gift pack, you can either have the wine shipped to yourself or directly to the recipient (as long as the destination is in a state where it's legal for us to ship). We'll be happy to include a card with your message to the recipient. Because we are providing free shipping, other discounts do not apply to gift packs.