Snowden The Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016
VM93: Snowden's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon The Ranch is gorgeous. Dark, powerful and beautifully structured, the 2016 Ranch is a huge overachiever. In 2016, the Ranch is a wine of real power, gravitas and character. Black cherry, plum, lavender and savory herbs all develop in the glass, but it is the wine's persistence and overall balance that stands out in this deeply flavorful, classically built Cabernet from Snowden. Best of all, the 2016 is a superb wine for the money.
JS92: Elderberries, blueberries, blackberries and hints of hazelnuts and walnuts. Medium to full body, focused acidity and a medium-chewy finish. Drink in 2022.
WS91: This is a fresh, sleek style, with a racy beam of black currant and blackberry fruit flavors inlaid with subtle dark tobacco and singed alder notes. A bit youthfully tight but this should unwind soon enough in the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2028. 1,091 cases made.