Robert Pepi

Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

9.29 ratings
9.28 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Jake Hajer

I know this sounds crazy, but one of the magic-of-success to this bottle is that the cork of this 37 yro wine was as dense and sturdy as the day it was enclosed. …a little tired age, but great cherry, strawberry, blackberry, mesquite. Drink now! Very good!

I know this sounds crazy, but one of the magic-of-success to this bottle is that the cork of this 37 yro wine was as dense and sturdy as the day it was enclosed. …a little tired age, but great cherry, strawberry, blackberry, mesquite. Drink now! Very good!

Sep 25th, 2021
Ron R
9.3

Such a great presentation 34 years in. Ullage loss is almost zero, which tells its own story. Ethereal, but still displays lively fruit, and bright acidity and barrel toast. Sails on...

Such a great presentation 34 years in. Ullage loss is almost zero, which tells its own story. Ethereal, but still displays lively fruit, and bright acidity and barrel toast. Sails on...

Apr 18th, 2021
David L

Robert Pepi Vine Hill Ranch. Vines at the time 30+years old. If you can find 1981-87. I recommend trying a bottle. Now the hillside portion of this winery are sold to...Tor, Araujo, Lail, ETC. Valley floor is all Cakebread.

Robert Pepi Vine Hill Ranch. Vines at the time 30+years old. If you can find 1981-87. I recommend trying a bottle. Now the hillside portion of this winery are sold to...Tor, Araujo, Lail, ETC. Valley floor is all Cakebread.

Oct 1st, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

40 years old! Still alive and kicking. Plums and cassis hanging on. Floral perfume. Kiss of Brett.

40 years old! Still alive and kicking. Plums and cassis hanging on. Floral perfume. Kiss of Brett.

Sep 18th, 2020
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.3

Robert Pepi specialized in Sauvignon Blanc and was so successful with it that he sold his winery to Jackson Family Wines in the mid-nineties. I doubt many of those whites are still hiding away in anyone’s cellar, but the cabs are well worth seeking out. This had a pristine cork, deep color with no bricking and a balanced and complex palate. Ready to drink as the fruit is fading a bit.

Robert Pepi specialized in Sauvignon Blanc and was so successful with it that he sold his winery to Jackson Family Wines in the mid-nineties. I doubt many of those whites are still hiding away in anyone’s cellar, but the cabs are well worth seeking out. This had a pristine cork, deep color with no bricking and a balanced and complex palate. Ready to drink as the fruit is fading a bit.

Oct 22nd, 2017
David L

85' Robert Pepi Vine Hill Ranch. 12.5 ALC.
" Bruce Phillips- The Pepi 85' VHR is a very special bottle of wine" This is from the hillside Southeast exposure plot, that at the time were from 30+ year old vines. The color is still a vibrant brick red, light ruby/dark violet edges. I'm absolutely amazed how well this is drinking. Very unexpected! This piece of land was replanted completely in the early 90’s. It doesn't come from the valley floor...sold to Cakebread. All hillside!

85' Robert Pepi Vine Hill Ranch. 12.5 ALC.
" Bruce Phillips- The Pepi 85' VHR is a very special bottle of wine" This is from the hillside Southeast exposure plot, that at the time were from 30+ year old vines. The color is still a vibrant brick red, light ruby/dark violet edges. I'm absolutely amazed how well this is drinking. Very unexpected! This piece of land was replanted completely in the early 90’s. It doesn't come from the valley floor...sold to Cakebread. All hillside!

1 person found it helpfulMar 7th, 2017
Leo Hernández Téllez

Lean & mean!

Dec 6th, 2017
Brian Messineo

NR - way past it's prime. 1981

NR - way past it's prime. 1981

Jan 1st, 2015
David Stevens

Co-Owner 750 Wines

8.9

David had this 6 years ago

David had this 6 years ago

Mar 19th, 2016