Snowden 2015 Brothers Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon | 95 POINTS

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Brothers Vineyard comprises 11 gently rolling acres at 850 feet of elevation atop the eastern ridge of the Napa Valley between Rutherford and St. Helena. It includes a knoll the Estate calls "Palomino Hill," where their highest elevation vines grow. This vineyard-designated Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the eastern slope of tiny Palomino Hill – from the two acre Block C, one of six blocks within the Brothers Vineyard.

The 2015 Snowden Brothers Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon speaks of both the warm vintage and the place it comes from. It has the hallmark aromas of pencil lead, cedar, and cloves, coupled with the unmistakable signs of sunshine – blackberries, blueberries and dark plums. On the palate, it is layered, long, and brooding. Impressive in its power and concentration, this wine will last decades and is worth waiting for.

Varietal Composition: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot
Appellation: Napa Valley AVA
Aging: 19 months in French oak, 50% new

95 Points - Vinous
"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Brothers is a gorgeous, soaring wine. Dark, sumptuous and beautifully layered in the glass, with silky tannins, and striking inner sweetness, the Brothers captures all the best this challenging vintage has to offer." -AG, Dec/2018

(93-95)+ Points - Wine Advocate
"The star in this vintage is the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Brothers Vineyard, which is virtually all Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine has terrific intensity, a full-bodied, layered juicy, mouthful of glycerin, blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, a touch of spring flowers and forest floor. It is layered, low in acidity, with ripe integrated tannin showing no oak. This is a head-turning, luscious style to drink over the next 25 years." -RP, 10/28/16


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