Snowden

Cabernet Sauvignon The Ranch – 2017

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

90 Points

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon The Ranch is an attractive, mid-weight wine that shows the more gracious, understated side of the year. Floral and spice notes give the 2017 lovely aromatics to play off a core of sweet red berry fruit. This is a very pretty wine.  2020-2030

Vinous - Antonio Galloni, January, 2020
16.5 Points

Silky and polished – not chasing intensity. Tannins a little dusty on the end, but a welcome change from turbo-charged. 2019 – 2026

JancisRobinson.com, January, 2019
91 Points

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.

Wine Spectator, November, 2020