Retailed for $75 when released, current vintage of this Wine is their 2018 and it’s going for $110.
The Winery has this vintage on their website, their 2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon for $160 right now and is part of their LIBRARY SELECTION.
You guys pay a lot less!!!
This Winery and property extends to the top of Mt. Veeder at about 1,200 feet elevation. I think they feel that they were under-charging for this Wine in the past and trying to get their cliental to get use to these higher prices. Brandlin is a relatively new Winery of Cuvaison Winery.
Long story short though, they had about 25 cases left of this Wine. We bought a lucky 13 of them and it’s beautiful. GREAT fruit flavors, balanced with acid, tannins and a long finish. With these flavors, it’s smooth and drinks like a true Napa Valley Cab from 10 years ago. It’s not over-the-top flavored and like I said with very smooth Cabernet flavors that literally bounce around your palate.
From the Winery
“The 2016 vintage was a near perfect year, producing wines of opulence and intensity. The terroir of the Brandlin vineyard naturally thickens the grape skins, developing deep color and tannin while also creating remarkably small berries. Our 2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon offers inky, dark fruit, and a plush mouthfeel while boasting notes of blackberry, mocha, fig, dates and dense black currant fruit accented with hints of nettle, earth and clove.”
93 Points Wine Spectator
“This has the expressive fruit and racy spine of the vintage, mixing plum and blackberry paste flavors with a graphite edge, while extra sassafras and bramble notes add energy to the finish. Solid. Best from 2022 through 2032. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 2,226 cases made.”