Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

Cakebread Cellars

Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: America / California / Napa Valley

The fruit for this highly distinctive cabernet sauvignon comes from three special blocks of vines and two distinctive cabernet sauvignon clones (4 & 337) grown in the renowned Vine Hill Ranch in Napa Valley’s western benchlands near Oakville. We have purchased these grapes since 1981, and they have consistently produced singular, long-lived wines. Hand-harvested at night to ensure the fruit’s freshness and varietal purity, each of the three lots is separately fermented and barrel-aged. After assessing the distinctive personality of each wine, we blend the three to create a uniquely complex and intense cabernet sauvignon that speaks eloquently of its terroir.

91 Points

Wine Spectator

2009 vintage
91 Points

Wine Spectator Insider

2009 vintage
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tasting note

Characteristically dense, brooding and complex aromas of ripe blackberry, dark plum, cassis, licorice, violets and graphite pave the way for intense, powerful and amazingly concentrated boysenberry, blackberry, black plum and blackcurrant flavors, which take on intriguing spice, earth and mineral tones on the extremely long-lasting finish. Tightly structured, with firm, but well-integrated tannins and incredible depths of layered fruit, Vine Hill Cabernet Sauvignon will evolve beautifully over a decade or more of aging.

food pairing

Excellent with rich red meats and game.

points of distinction

  • 100% single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the Oakville appellation
  • Each lot fermented and barrel matured separately to pinpoint fruit and terroir expression before blending
  • Matured 21 months in French oak (57% new)
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“Our emphasis on fruit quality captures the expression of black fruit and rich dark chocolate in the wine.”

– Julianne Laks, Winemaker

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