2017 Vine Hill Ranch "VHR" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Vine Hill Ranch "VHR" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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VHR 2017 Sustaining a remarkable series of notable vintages, the 2017 growing season was distinguished by three exceptionally warm periods that began Labor Day weekend, which informed the vintage’s singular structure and opulent character. Although Vine Hill Ranch was thankfully not affected, having completed harvest almost two weeks prior, 2017 will forever be remembered for the devastating Tubbs Fire that touched so many.

The 2017 VHR Cabernet Sauvignon offers beautiful floral aromas of violet and lavender, with bright damson fruit, ripe blackberry, dark chocolate with a hint of cedar and tobacco. Gorgeous black cherry, currant, and cocoa powder notes are framed by structured, opulent, yet elegant expressions of the Cabernet Sauvignon variety nascent to the individual vineyard blocks contributing to the vintage. The wine’s finish is lengthy and powerful with a complexity and balance that have become signatures of the vineyard. 

 

94-97 pts Antonio Galloni for Vinous

"Tasted from a core blend, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is shaping up to be one of the wines of the vintage. Pliant, supple and beautifully radiant, the 2017 has so much to offer. Silky tannins and plush, racy fruit are two of the many signatures in this exceptionally polished, sensual wine. The 2017 is an unbelievably beautiful, sensual Cabernet with tons of potential.”