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