2016 Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon VHR

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville

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Community Tasting Note

  • MJP Hou TX Likes this wine: 100 points

    January 1, 2020 - Decided to take notes for a minimum of 6 days on the same bottle. Each tasting would conclude by returning the bottle to the cellar for storage at 54 degrees.

    PNP The evening of Friday Dec 27th. Lovely floral nose with dark chocolate covered cherry's on the palate. Restrained with underling finesse. With air the wine opens up within the glass for the first few hours and is very enjoyable. Sat through Wednesday was a evolution of high quality fruit with acids that ever so slightly melt away with each day. The garnet color stayed consistent in purity. You cannot go wrong enjoying this wine now with a long decant but I think the best window is years away as this showed no sings of falling off even after 6 days.

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  • LiteItOnFire commented:

    1/1/20, 11:54 AM - Very cool.

    Happy new year

  • MJP Hou TX commented:

    1/1/20, 12:08 PM - Happy New Year Ryan!

  • Eye Drink Reds commented:

    1/2/20, 1:03 PM - Thanks for the experiment! Cheers.

  • MJP Hou TX commented:

    1/3/20, 9:35 AM - The pleasure was all mine! Glad to share the notes on this amazing bottle.

    Happy New Year Eye Drink Reds!

  • TXRDW commented:

    1/22/20, 11:26 AM - Great notes! As a result, I placed a second order this morning for a few more bottles through Ryan’s connection. From what I hear it’s becoming more difficult to find at a decent price. I’ve yet to try any VHR vintage, so I’m taking you and Ryan’s recommendation on the wine... with complete confidence!

  • tyfabes commented:

    1/23/20, 6:39 AM - I love the bottle coaster used in your picture. Looks like gunmetal and is very unique! What is the brand/model or do you have a link? Would love to purchase one!

  • MJP Hou TX commented:

    1/23/20, 7:27 AM - Tyfabes- So it was a gift from Odette for being apart of their pursuit society. I found a link for the Cade but not Odette. Maybe give them a call as I'm sure they have them for all their brands.

  • tyfabes commented:

    1/23/20, 6:08 PM - MJP Hou TX thank you so much for posting the link! I searched forever online and came up empty. Much appreciated!

  • MJP Hou TX commented:

    1/24/20, 5:20 AM - Glad I could help!

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