Snowden

Cabernet Sauvignon Brothers Vineyard – 2015

Region: CALIFORNIA - NAPA VALLEY

Snowden

Since 1955, the Snowdens have farmed their vineyard high above the Napa Valley. In addition to the stunning views of St. Helena, Rutherford and the San Francisco Bay, the estate offers four separate sites producing remarkably complex and individualistic wines. Winemaking duties are in the capable hands of Diana Snowden Seysses. The winery produces Bordeaux blends from their estate vineyards and a small amount of Sauvignon Blanc from a small parcel they call the Lost Vineyard.

Reviews

95+ Points

A knockout wine, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Brothers dazzles from the very first taste.  Racy, powerful and voluptuous in the glass, with tons of textural resonance, the Brothers captures all the best qualities of the 2015 vintage.  Time in the glass brings out the wine’s inner perfume, with hints of espresso, chocolate, grilled herbs and red cherry jam that add nuance to the sepia-toned flavors.  The tannins need time to settle down, but the 2015 is impressive, even in the very early going.

Vinous, December, 2017
93 - 95 Points

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 a head-turning, luscious style to drink over the next 25 years.

© Wine Advocate, October, 2016