Snowden The Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 15.1%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Once our 2007 Reserve was assembled, the remaining parcels made up 'The Ranch'. In 2007, this left stellar blending components. The resulting wine is sumptuous, full-bodied and velvety. This wine is made to be opened early and often.
"The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon The Ranch (90% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot) is sensational. Dense ruby/purple-hued with notes of cassis, licorice, chocolate, cedar, and coffee, it is a long, rich, flamboyant, exuberant effort whose minerality/burning ember component in the finish gives the wine considerable definition. This full-bodied offering is a classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon combined with a finesse and minerality that is unusual in California. It should drink well for 20-30 years."
The Wine Advocate
"Deep ruby. Dark berries, licorice, chocolate, minerals, smoke and violet pastille on the sexy nose. Dense and sweet, with an exotic spicy oak character to the creamy flavors of dark berries and mocha. A very broad, tactile and deep cabernet that finishes with rich, sweet tannins, noteworthy persistence, and a strong impression of soil."
International Wine Cellar
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For three generations our family has been farming red wine grapes on our ranch located on the eastern slope of the Napa Valley overlooking the towns of Rutherford and St. Helena. Our property is in the heartland of vineyards of distinction and character; it touches both the Rutherford and St. Helena appellations, and the Howell Mountain appellation is a few hundred yards away. The...
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