Vine Hill Ranch

VHR Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.553 ratings
9.48 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, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Rob Sternthal

Inky. A little like wine soup. Just gets better and better as it opens. Cassis. Tannic on the finish. Gripping in the chest.

Inky. A little like wine soup. Just gets better and better as it opens. Cassis. Tannic on the finish. Gripping in the chest.

1 person found it helpfulMar 19th, 2016
Richard Steinberg

This was up there for me for WOTN in our blind tasting. It had such a richness to the black fruit. Everything I want in a muscular can

This was up there for me for WOTN in our blind tasting. It had such a richness to the black fruit. Everything I want in a muscular can

1 person found it helpfulDec 30th, 2015
V M
9.4

Big brooding nose of dark cherry, burnt balsam wood and bourbon. Big wine that needs more time as the tannins still block out some of the nuance. I think this will get a lot better. All the components are there

Big brooding nose of dark cherry, burnt balsam wood and bourbon. Big wine that needs more time as the tannins still block out some of the nuance. I think this will get a lot better. All the components are there

1 person found it helpfulApr 21st, 2015
Bill Bender

This is a behemoth!! Dense and chewy after a 4 hour decant. Extremely dark and inky in the glass, crushed rocks, blackberry, toasted oak. This reminds me of an Abreu Madrona Ranch. A rich, hedonistic beauty but I would say it's at least 5-8 years from it's optimum drinking window. Hold or decant.

This is a behemoth!! Dense and chewy after a 4 hour decant. Extremely dark and inky in the glass, crushed rocks, blackberry, toasted oak. This reminds me of an Abreu Madrona Ranch. A rich, hedonistic beauty but I would say it's at least 5-8 years from it's optimum drinking window. Hold or decant.

Apr 12th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Deep and dark ruby red. Rich nose with notes of dark berries and dark cocoa. Solid moderate tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Tons of red berries and baking spices on the palate. Stoney long finish. Still needs some time. Drink till 2030. (92+)

Deep and dark ruby red. Rich nose with notes of dark berries and dark cocoa. Solid moderate tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Tons of red berries and baking spices on the palate. Stoney long finish. Still needs some time. Drink till 2030. (92+)

Feb 4th, 2017
Corey Zamora, CSW

What a Cabernet.

What a Cabernet.

May 9th, 2014
Mike Smith

Owner/Winemaker Myriad Cellars

8.7

Really good cab. Very 2010 in color and tannin. Fresh

Really good cab. Very 2010 in color and tannin. Fresh

May 4th, 2013
Bobby Gilbane

Napa First Growth.

Napa First Growth.

Jan 27th, 2019
Casey Stringer

Riper than I remember

Riper than I remember

Jan 14th, 2019
Berg

Generally like these a lot, but would rather buy a case of something else I like almost as much for a fraction of the price

Generally like these a lot, but would rather buy a case of something else I like almost as much for a fraction of the price

Nov 12th, 2018