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Snowden Vineyards

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon "Brothers Vineyard"

Our Brothers Vineyard comprises 11 gently rolling acres at 850 feet of elevation atop the eastern ridge of the Napa Valley between Rutherford and St. Helena.  It includes a knoll we call “Palomino Hill,” where our highest elevation vines grow.  This vineyard-designated Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the eastern slope of tiny Palomino Hill – from the two acre Block C, one of six blocks within the Brothers Vineyard.  Yields were down in 2015, but the smaller clusters, smaller berries, and warm fall weather swung our wines toward the “bigger-richer” end of the spectrum.  The 2015 Brothers is a powerful expression of our site and a unique vintage – wine writer Antonio Galloni's review opens with " A knockout wine, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Brothers dazzles from the very first taste. ...” 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot.

"Racy, powerful and voluptuous ... "
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SKU: 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Brothers
Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Brothers Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 14, 2015
19 months in French oak, 50% new, 50% used
Natural, wild yeast fermentation
Bottling Date
April 20, 2017
Residual Sugar
Fermented dry
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Winemaker Notes
The 2015 Brothers speaks of both the warm vintage and the place it comes from. It has the hallmark aromas of pencil lead, cedar and cloves, coupled with the unmistakable signs of sunshine – blackberries, blueberries and dark plums. On the palate, it is layered, long and brooding. Impressive in its power and concentration, this wine will last decades and is worth waiting for.