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Snowden Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Snowden Vineyards 2009

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93 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): ...bursts from the glass with masses of dark red fruit, tobacco, licorice and cassis. The wine shows marvelous depth and texture as the aromas and flavors build effortlessly to the dramatic, sweeping finish. This is a superb effort, and certainly one of the very finest Napa Valley wines available for the money. This is a big and hugely delicious wine... 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18.2% Cabernet Franc and 6.8% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. (Dec 2011)

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Snowden Vineyards:
For three generations our family has been farming red wine grapes on our ranch located on the eastern slope of the Napa Valley overlooking the towns of Rutherford and St. Helena. Our property is in the heartland of vineyards of distinction and character; it touches both the Rutherford and St. Helena appellations, and the Howell Mountain appellation is a few hundred yards away. The vineyards are... Read more
For three generations our family has been farming red wine grapes on our ranch located on the eastern slope of the Napa Valley overlooking the towns of Rutherford and St. Helena. Our property is in the heartland of vineyards of distinction and character; it touches both the Rutherford and St. Helena appellations, and the Howell Mountain appellation is a few hundred yards away. The vineyards are planted well above the valley floor, protecting them from temperature extremes, on well-drained perlite soils. The wines from this exceptional site are layered, powerful and harmonious. For fifty years we, the Snowdens, have been stewards of this vineyard. Read less

External Reviews for Snowden Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Snowden Vineyards

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/06/2012

Good bright red-ruby. Rather withdrawn but pure aromas of dark fruits and pepper. Spicy, high-pitched and youthfully medicinal, with classically dry flavors of dark fruits, pepper and tobacco. The major dusty tannins coat the teeth but the finish also displays a light touch.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/22/2013

This wine is huge! It shows off everything Napa can do. Deep and rich, with flavors of blackberry and currant. This wine could easily could be twice the price (its hard to think that a $45 bottle of wine is a bargain, but it is) and can last for another 10 years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/18/2012

Medium ruby with a paler rim. A fascinating bouquet of morel mushroom, soy, and delicious baked fruit, followed by bright aromas of dried cranberry and a hint of orange zest. The palate is full-bodied and savory, with flavors of cured meat and bakin... Charity Anais. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2009 Snowden The Ranch, Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon The Ranch bursts from the glass with masses of dark red fruit, tobacco, licorice and cassis. The wine shows marvelous depth and texture as the aromas and flavors build effortlessly to the dramatic, sweeping finish. This is a superb effort, and certainly one of the very finest Napa Valley wines available for the money. This is a big and hugely delicious wine. In 2009 the blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18.2% Cabernet Franc and 6.8% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2019.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/22/2012

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon The Ranch bursts from the glass with masses of dark red fruit, tobacco, licorice and cassis. The wine shows marvelous depth and texture as the aromas and flavors build effortlessly to the dramatic, sweeping finish. This is... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2009 Snowden The Ranch, Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
01/23/2012

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon The Ranch bursts from the glass with masses of dark red fruit, tobacco, licorice and cassis. The wine shows marvelous depth and texture as the aromas and flavors build effortlessly to the dramatic, sweeping finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Very dry, by modern standards, and while thereandrsquo;s a noble core of blackberrry and currant flavors, thereandrsquo;s also terrific minerality andmdash; as if the dirt had been set afire and liquified. The firm tannins make this Cabernet-based blend hard. With such great structure, itandrsquo;s a likely cellar candidate. Drink after 2015.


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93 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): ...bursts from the glass with masses of dark red fruit, tobacco, licorice and cassis. The wine shows marvelous depth and texture as the aromas and flavors build effortlessly to the dramatic, sweeping finish. This is a superb effort, and certainly one of the very finest Napa Valley wines available for the money. This is a big and hugely delicious wine... 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18.2% Cabernet Franc and 6.8% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. (Dec 2011)

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