One property, but many sites, four Bordeaux varietals, and so many successive vintages -- the breadth and depth of the resulting wines are vast -- here are three bottles showing off the range of our newest releases -- a great introduction to Snowden wines and the perfect accompaniment to any holiday occasion:
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 Cabernet Sauvignon "The Ranch" -- our perennially popular "second" wine, the 2014 Ranch shows off the disctinctive character of Cabernet Sauvignon (76%), knitted with suppleness from the Merlot (18%), structure and elegance from the Cabernet Franc (4%), and aromatics, spice, color, and finesse from the always-influential Petit Verdot (2%). Robert Parker remarked on the wine's "soft tannin giving it a silky, voluptuous texture ... the overall impression is one of elegance, yet intensity."
2015 Sauvignon Blanc "Sunninghill" -- we have a single acre of Sauvignon Blanc – an unruly and exuberant group of grapevines in the middle of our idyllic eastern-most “Lost Orchard” vineyard area, which overlooks Lake Hennessey, with Pritchard Hill on the far shore. Whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented with wild native yeasts in stainless steel and used oak barrels, no malolactic fermentation, aged sur lies. We make this wine exactly the way we like it and are pleased to share what we don't drink ourselves.
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.