VHR-Vine Hill RanchCabernet Sauvignon 2018- Special Priced 3-Pack
You can’t ask for a better winemaking team than winemaker, Francoise Peschon, and vineyard manager, Mike Wolf. This newly released Cabernet comes from a selection of the seven blocks situated across the 70-acre vineyard on Bruce and Heather Phillips’ western Oakville property. Vine Hill Ranch began in 1959 when Bruce’s father, Bob Phillips, began farming grapes. Most of the fruit continues to be sold to longtime winery clients as well as newer ones who are fortunate to now source from this premier grower vineyard. But since 2008, the Phillips family has kept a little fruit back to produce their own estate Cabernet. Each year, the VHR Cabernet Sauvignon is compiled on an annual basis with the objective of showcasing the varied nature of this site through a wine of complexity and depth, and ability to produce Cabernet Sauvignon wines of singular expression. As Francoise describes the 2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon best, “It is structured and powerful, conveying cocoa, ripe blackberry, black cherry jam, and plum with aromatic spices of nutmeg, cinnamon, and candied ginger on the nose. Its expansive and lush mouthfeel is framed by a seamless bond of fine-grain tannins, dark ripe fruit, and vibrant acidity. Beautiful and wonderfully complex, this VHR vintage is deep and opulent, harmoniously showcasing the attributes of the individual vineyard blocks—a balanced, persistent, and textural wine, distinctive to our family’s vineyard in Oakville.” 98 Points, Vinous.
- RegionNapa Valley