2017 Snowden Vineyards The Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley California USA

$59.99 USD $89.00 USD

Winemaker Notes
The 2017 Ranch is a classic, compelling, Cabernet-driven wine. It opens with inviting aromas of pencil lead, black plums, and brambles. On the palate there are equal measures of structure and generous fruit, reminding me of two stone arrowheads I recently found walking the vineyards at the ranch - once a regular occurrence, these were our first in more than 30 years. The Ranch 2017 is just perfect in proportion, precision and weight. Polished and strong, this wine can be enjoyed immediately and over the next 10 years.

This is nicely packed, showing polished cassis and plum reduction notes layered with smoldering tobacco accents and a hint of alder. A touch toothy through the finish as the toast hangs on, but the fruit core is plenty solid, and that should win out with some cellaring. Best from 2021 through 2030.
Rated 91 Points Wine Spectator