(2004 Vintage) Nestled into a hidden canyon in the prestigious Oakville appellation, Vine Cliff Winery boasts one of the most desirable locations in the Napa Valley. The surrounding hillsides above the Silverado Trail are home to the stunning vineyards that produce the grapes for rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignons. The aroma has classic Cabernet fruits of blackberry, currant, sweet cherry, plum, and fresh red raspberry jam. The Cabernet Franc adds bright aromatic and floral notes which complement nicely the...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2001 Vintage) 18% Cabernet Franc; 7% Petit Verdot. Obvious ripeness rather than well-defined fruit is the main motif of this soft and slightly fleshy wine, and, while it toys with a sense of richness, its lack of brightness and its dulling drift to dryness keep it solidly in the ranks of fairly average Cabernet.
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/04
Wine Enthusiast(2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast