Vine Hill Ranch

VHR Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.5382 ratings
9.591 pro ratings
Oakville, 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
Roy Goble

The big bottle - double magnum of the 2014. Beautiful right now.

The big bottle - double magnum of the 2014. Beautiful right now.

Dec 23rd, 2019
Nick Apone

2016...very nice.

2016...very nice.

Oct 4th, 2019
Roy Goble

My third tasting of the 2012 and it remains joyful

My third tasting of the 2012 and it remains joyful

Aug 22nd, 2019
Shay A
9.5

Comparing this ‘12 against the PH Stagecoach ‘12 was just a spoil of riches. Very different wines in flavor profile, but very similar in texture. Whereas the PH was very dark fruit dominant with mineral notes, this was more finesse driven showing bright black cherries, mocha, cherries jubilee sweetness and some sandalwood on the nose. So well balanced on the palate with more sweet red fruit and Andes mint chocolate mint at the finish.

Comparing this ‘12 against the PH Stagecoach ‘12 was just a spoil of riches. Very different wines in flavor profile, but very similar in texture. Whereas the PH was very dark fruit dominant with mineral notes, this was more finesse driven showing bright black cherries, mocha, cherries jubilee sweetness and some sandalwood on the nose. So well balanced on the palate with more sweet red fruit and Andes mint chocolate mint at the finish.

Jul 14th, 2019
Joe D'Angelo

The 2016 Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is a drop dead stunning wine from the Phillips and their talented team of Mike Wolf and Françoise Peschon. This majestic Cabernet bursts opens to seductive aromas of dark currants, blueberries, spices, graphite, iron, violets and a touch of sage all emerging from the glass. On the palate this is equally as impressive, as it boasts a gorgeous full body that shows incredible depth, with a resonating core or ripe dark fruits that expands beautifully through the long polished finish. This is one of the most compelling wines from this fabulous vintage, and readers should not hesitate to get their hands on this years exceptional release from VHR.

The 2016 Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is a drop dead stunning wine from the Phillips and their talented team of Mike Wolf and Françoise Peschon. This majestic Cabernet bursts opens to seductive aromas of dark currants, blueberries, spices, graphite, iron, violets and a touch of sage all emerging from the glass. On the palate this is equally as impressive, as it boasts a gorgeous full body that shows incredible depth, with a resonating core or ripe dark fruits that expands beautifully through the long polished finish. This is one of the most compelling wines from this fabulous vintage, and readers should not hesitate to get their hands on this years exceptional release from VHR.

Jul 9th, 2019
Roy Goble

Our late night Fathers Day bottle

Our late night Fathers Day bottle

Jun 17th, 2019
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

10

Simply monumental. Every bit as profound as I remembered it!

Simply monumental. Every bit as profound as I remembered it!

May 9th, 2019
Roy Goble

Delicious

Delicious

May 6th, 2019
Roy Goble

Wow. Best VHR yet. 2016 vintage

Wow. Best VHR yet. 2016 vintage

Mar 10th, 2019
Carl Fischer

Incredible wine which has significantly improved since last tasting. Dark red fruits, chocolate, baking spice, vanilla, a touch of menthol. Incredibly smooth and integrated tannins. Medium long finish. Wow.

Incredible wine which has significantly improved since last tasting. Dark red fruits, chocolate, baking spice, vanilla, a touch of menthol. Incredibly smooth and integrated tannins. Medium long finish. Wow.

Feb 24th, 2019