Vine Hill Ranch

VHR Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.510 ratings
9.31 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
Daryl Calhoun

Remarkable evening last night at VHR sponsored tasting of the 2014 vintage VHR. Heather and Bruce (@Bruce Phillips) hosted a lovely evening for the VHR faithful popping a Shramsburg Champagne toast with heavy appetizers followed by comparison of the 2012 and new 2014 vintages. Notes for 2014: Obviously young, but the aromatics hitting the nose are alive and run the continuum of all the green leaves in your spice drawer mixed together. Heavy mouth feel with flavor from the darker end of the spectrum: licorice, dates, tobacco. Finish is long and constant. Will be interesting to see how this one changes over time.

Remarkable evening last night at VHR sponsored tasting of the 2014 vintage VHR. Heather and Bruce (@Bruce Phillips) hosted a lovely evening for the VHR faithful popping a Shramsburg Champagne toast with heavy appetizers followed by comparison of the 2012 and new 2014 vintages. Notes for 2014: Obviously young, but the aromatics hitting the nose are alive and run the continuum of all the green leaves in your spice drawer mixed together. Heavy mouth feel with flavor from the darker end of the spectrum: licorice, dates, tobacco. Finish is long and constant. Will be interesting to see how this one changes over time.

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2016
John Malcolm

Red and dark cherries, licorice, dark chocolate, and spices. An opulent wine with a fabulous finish. My wife says “jewel tones” - I like it! Needs a couple of hours to decant — fabulous once you do.

Red and dark cherries, licorice, dark chocolate, and spices. An opulent wine with a fabulous finish. My wife says “jewel tones” - I like it! Needs a couple of hours to decant — fabulous once you do.

Aug 3rd, 2019
Billy L.

Was our WOTN! 2010 VHR Oakville Cabernet is drinking killer now! Thanks Bruce Phillips &
Winemaker - Francoise Peschon for great wines! Cheers!

Was our WOTN! 2010 VHR Oakville Cabernet is drinking killer now! Thanks Bruce Phillips &
Winemaker - Francoise Peschon for great wines! Cheers!

Mar 4th, 2017
Daryl Calhoun

Kudos and many thanks to @Martin G Rivard for sharing this exceptional VHR!! 2 HR decant and paired with a homemade barbecue chicken pizza (really, this carries well!). Thanks to @Ryan Mitchell for purchasing the sweet potato soufflé and corn bread sides to complete the meal. Inky dark with hint of tobacco, smoke and red currents. Tannins already smoothing for a 2013, but this could sit and improve for years a la @David Trumper. Many thanks again @Martin G Rivard, look forward to returning the favor!!

Kudos and many thanks to @Martin G Rivard for sharing this exceptional VHR!! 2 HR decant and paired with a homemade barbecue chicken pizza (really, this carries well!). Thanks to @Ryan Mitchell for purchasing the sweet potato soufflé and corn bread sides to complete the meal. Inky dark with hint of tobacco, smoke and red currents. Tannins already smoothing for a 2013, but this could sit and improve for years a la @David Trumper. Many thanks again @Martin G Rivard, look forward to returning the favor!!

Oct 16th, 2016
Steve Dveris

Our Annual Pre Pebble Beach Food & Wine Power Wine Dinner.

Our Annual Pre Pebble Beach Food & Wine Power Wine Dinner.

Mar 31st, 2016
Robert Rothfield

As good as the 2011's are, looking forward to the 2012's and 2013's

As good as the 2011's are, looking forward to the 2012's and 2013's

Feb 9th, 2016
Brad Libertore

One of the absolute best cabs from Napa today.

One of the absolute best cabs from Napa today.

May 22nd, 2015
Chris Opdyke

Chris had this 4 years ago

Chris had this 4 years ago

Feb 20th, 2016