Since its debut vintage in 2003, Steve Rogstad has guided the winemaking at Brandlin Vineyard, crafting wines that have earned renown for their vineyard-inspired depth and complexity, robust mountain structure and age-worthiness.
In the Vineyard: Brandlin is a Napa Valley estate that produces wine from a small, historic vineyard in the Mount Veeder appellation. Overlooking Napa Valley from its 1,250 foot perch, the estate is planted to 38 acres of Bordeaux varieties. These sustainably farmed, low yielding vines produce intensely concentrated grapes, resulting in wines that eloquently express this rare and rugged mountain site. These wines pay homage to the Brandlin family, which began farming wine grapes on Mount Veeder in the 1870s. In 1998 Cuvaison Estate Wines was honored by Chester Brandlin with rights to purchase Brandlin Vineyard. Today, we continue the family’s tradition of nurturing and farming the vine-yard by hand.
“A gorgeous bouquet of wild flowers and crushed berries on the nose, with hints of cassis, camphor, cola and cinnamon. After the more tightly structured wines of 2012, the 2013 is quite ample and generous on the palate, brimming with lush black fruit and chocolate, mocha richness. Our 2013 is from our rugged, picturesque Brandlin Estate Vineyard on Mt Veeder.” – Steve Rogstad, Winemaker
Score: 90 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker
Score: 92 PointsVinous Author: Antonio Galloni
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