Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


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.

Additional Information

“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

Technical Details

    Technical Details

    • Appellation: Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
    • Winemaker: Steve Rogstad
    • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • Ttl Acidity: 6.1 g/L
    • Sizes Available: 750ml
    • Pack Size: 12/750ml
    • Varietals: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 7% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot

Recent Press

  • San Francisco Wine Competition Date: Sunday, January 1, 2017
    Gold Medal
    Grade: Gold
  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker
    Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
    “With delicious blackberry and blueberry fruit, dark ruby/purple color, medium to full body, good purity, ripeness and a realistic price, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Brandlin Estate is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Malbec. This is a lovely, rich Cabernet and a great value in the scheme of Napa Valley.”
  • Score: 92 Points

    Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
    “A big, powerful wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is brawny and also a bit rough around the edges, but it also has more than enough depth to compensate for some of those shortcomings. Dark red cherry, tobacco, savory herbs, mint and anise are some of the signatures. This powerful, explosive Cabernet is long on both personality and potential.”

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