Vine Hill Ranch VHR Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - 750ml

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100pts Vinous

  Vine Hill Ranch's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is flat-out epic. Look for the 2016 VHR to be one of the benchmark wines of this great Napa Valley vintage. A year ago, the 2016 was powerful and dramatic. Today, the 2016 is super-polished and regal in bearing. Vertical and deep, with tremendous complexity, the 2016 has so much to offer. A rush of black cherry, plum, menthol, licorice, sage, dark spice and earthy notes build as this statuesque Cabernet Sauvignon shows off its magnificent pedigree. The 2016 is a monumental, towering wine. That's all there is to it. (AG)   (12/2018)

98pts Jeb Dunnuck

  Sporting a saturated purple color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon VHR is a total blockbuster that spent 21 months in French oak. It knocks it out of the park with its Pauillac-like bouquet of blackcurrants, tobacco leaf, damp earth, lead pencil shavings, and cedarwood. Hitting the palate with a massive texture and full body, it’s a powerful, full throttle effort that has remarkable balance, ripe tannins, and an opulent, sexy texture that’s a joy to drink. Despite its flamboyant style, it’s perfectly balanced and is a sensational wine. Feel free to drink it any time over the coming 20-25 years. Bravo!   (3/2019)

Winemaker Notes

VHR 2016 The 2016 VHR Cabernet Sauvignon is structured and powerful, with layers of ripe blackberry, licorice, sweet tobacco, mocha, and dark chocolate combining with a never-ending depth of complexity and intensity on the finish. It has a gorgeous, velour-like mouthfeel with perfectly integrated tannins, majestic and distinctive with an underlying layer of uplifting acidity. The wine is complex, balanced, full bodied, and opulent; seamlessly integrating the attributes of the contributing vineyard blocks to create a singular expression of the Vine Hill Ranch vineyard from this exceptional vintage