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.
Terroir: Brandlin is a Napa Valley estate that produces wine from a small, historic vineyard in the Mount Veeder appellation. Overlooking Napa Valley from its 1,200 foot perch, the estate is planted to 38 acres of Bordeaux varieties. These wines pay homage to the Brandlin family, which began farming wine grapes on Mount Veeder in the 1870s and established the Brandlin Vineyard in 1926. 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 vineyard by hand.
“A gorgeous bouquet of violets, rose petals and fresh currant on the nose. The wine is quite lush and round on the attack, featuring lovely blackberry and boysenberry jam, with hints of mocha, toffee and Saigon cinnamon. Our 2014 is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and rounded out with 10% Cabernet Franc, 7 % Malbec and 6% Petit Verdot all from our rugged, picturesque Brandlin Estate Vineyard on Mount Veeder.” – Steve Rogstad, Winemaker
Score: 90 PointsDecanter Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Score: 90 PointsVinous Author: Antonio Galloni
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