Vine Hill Ranch is a truly iconic Cabernet Sauvignon. Harvested in late September, grapes were hand sorted and aged in French Oak for eight months, then blended and returned to barrel for an additional 12 months prior to release.
“Vine Hill Ranch’s 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is magnificent. A wine of regal purity and finesse, the 2014 exudes pedigree from the very first taste. Then again, this is one of the finest sites in all of Napa Valley. The flavours are bright and precise, while the wine retains considerable freshness. Dark cherry jam, spice, rose petal and leather are some of the many notes that take shape as the 2014 continues to open up in the glass. Powerful and dense, the 2014 is a super-classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that will drink well for 20-30 years, perhaps more. In two tastings several weeks apart, the 2014 showed beautifully. In a word: Magnificent!”
97+ points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Dec 2016