2019 Cabernet Sauvignon The Ranch
Produced entirely from estate fruit, the 2019 Ranch is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot -- writing in Vinous, critic Antonio Galloni describes the '19 as "elegant and nuanced" -- sitting at the kitchen table, winemaker Diana Snowden Seysses calls it a "quintessential Napa Cabernet ready to be enjoyed immediately and often."
September 27 2019
17 months in French oak barrels, 50% new
April 12, 2021
Fermented dry, no sugar added
The 2019 growing season began with much needed rains. With a reserve of water in the ground, the vines grew quickly. Our vineyard team struggled to keep up with the ground vegetation and canopy management. Removing lateral shoots and excess fruit was especially important in 2019 to maintain balance. The growing season was even, with no heat spikes in the autumn. We were at leisure to pick at optimal ripeness. The wines are generous and plush with exceptional aromatic complexity.
The 2019 vintage gave us a gentle Ranch Cabernet, with a bouquet offering sweet tobacco, black cherries and muscovado sugar. The palate is broad and generous with layers of dark fruit and soft tannins. This is a quintessential Napa Cabernet ready to be enjoyed immediately and often.