For many years the heart of our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, the Brothers Vineyard block was removed in 2009 for replanting. Back in production, it is again showing itself to be among the most brilliant and distinctive growing sites on the property. This three bottle gift pack is an introduction to the Brothers Vineyard terroir, including bottles from the vineyard's first three vintages:
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon "Brothers Vineyard" -- we were able to glean just 800 pounds of grapes from the field in 2012, from which we produced a single barrel of wine -- but it was enough to affirm our opinion of the site. Antonio Galloni describes the 2012 as "rich, broad and ample, with plenty of depth and terrific overall balance. Immediate and juicy, the 2012 captures the radiance of the vintage in spades. Mocha, plum, spice and dark plum all shape this racy, resonant Cabernet Sauvignon." The 2012 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Brothers Vineyard -- in 2013 we produced 700 cases from the Brothers Vineyard -- distinctive, classic, and bold, the wine is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with 2% Petit Verdot from the immediately adjacent Levi Philander Davis Block. Robert Parker describes the wine as "... ample with sweet tannin and notes of licorice, blackcurrants, graphite and earth. It is dense, powerful, yet at the same time well-balanced and pure, and exceptionally well-crafted ..."
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Brothers Vineyard -- we produced 736 cases from the Brothers Vineyard in 2014, again a blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. A different vintage, but the same terroir, the wine is an unmistakable sibling to the previous two vintages. 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."
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.