Vine Hill Ranch

Vine Hill Ranch

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

This wine rocks. Gripping wine.

Raspberry and some black fruits. Very dense and structured.

Held up well with heavy Italian food

Softening with airtime. Around 3 hour mark - provides some interesting elegance with drying tannins.

A winner for the birthday queen
— a month ago

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Cakebread Cellars

Vine Hill Ranch Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This was lovely with dark fruit and spice. A touch of oak gave hints of vanilla and depth. Nice long lingering finish. — 4 months ago

Robert Mondavi Winery

Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Shay A

This was served during my annual WWC hosting. Typical format of sparkler, three whites, four reds, one dessert, all served blind.

My goal was to compare this 2003 next to the 2003 Pichon Baron. I’ve had the 2002 Mondavi VHR a few times and have been floored how good they’ve been. Read a review from WA and it said the 2002 was a spitting image of the 2002 Pichon Baron, so I figured I’d see if the 2003 was worthy of the same comparison.

Decanted an hour. Whoa! Much more Bordeaux like than the ‘02, and a touch lighter. Mushroom, pipe tobacco and fig, with mineral/graphite note on the nose too. Mocha dusted red and black berries, currant, herbs and saddle leather. At the end of the lunch, this eventually turned to a more resolved (and deeper core of fruit) with the tannins integrating beautifully. Really enjoyable. Pop and enjoy.
— 4 months ago

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Hook & Ladder

Estate Bottled Los Amigos Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Wonderful and soft flavor. Highly recommend. — 11 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Buchignani Ranch Carignane 2017

Very interesting wine from Ridge. Old vine carignane. Great fruit, really carries through. Acid in balance. Very nice pairing with some Cajun ribeyes on the grill. — 2 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Cool, I haven't seen this before.
Pooneet K

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@Severn Goodwin interesting one. Slightly zin-like, perhaps, but honestly probably not a fair comparison. Was nice - and a versatile food pairing wine.


Dutton Ranch Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Extremely fruity and crisp chardonnay with little butter taste — 6 months ago

Martha Stoumen

Benson Ranch Young Vine Nero d'Avola Rosato

60% Nero d'Avola 2021, 40% Nero d'Avola 2020. Whole clusters (stems intact) foot tread for an overnight maceration on skins before pressing the following day. Fermented and aged separately in neutral tanks. Unfined. Unfiltered. Sediment expected.
Vineyards: Bricarelli Ranch, Ukiah, Mendocino County; 15-year-old head trained, dry-farmed vineyard. Chiarito-Ling Vineyard, Ukiah, Mendocino County; dry-farmed. I really enjoyed the 2019 and 2020 Benson Ranch Rosato and this multi-vintage wine is great too. Probably the most I’ve heard my wife rave about a rosé.
— a month ago

Ira, Anthony and 2 others liked this


Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2010

Delicious! Lemon zest, grass, pineapple, honey, butter, and guava. Long, satisfying finish. — 4 months ago


Bambino Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel 2010

Great as expected from Bucklin but is young and needs time. 90+ now 93 potential in 3-4 years. — 5 months ago

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Marr Cellars

Mattern Ranch Old Vine Zinfandel 2013

It was time to drink this. Suggest consuming within +\- 5 years, ten was a bit of a stretch for this one — 8 months ago

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