Vine Hill Ranch VHR Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

9.564 ratings on Delectable
$199

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon has filled out and put on considerable weight over the last year... Smoke, mocha, dark red cherry, menthol, licorice and savory notes flesh out on the racy, voluptuous finish. Drops of Petit Verdot make an appearance in the blend for the first time. Vine Hill Ranch's 2012 is one of the resounding successes of the vintage. Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

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Ratings on Delectable

Ryan M

Margaritas with chips & salsa pregame? - yes! Wood fired delicacies and charcuterie at Maple & Ash accompanied with a spectacular VHR vintage (2012) at a VHR tasting. Solid Thursday.

Margaritas with chips & salsa pregame? - yes! Wood fired delicacies and charcuterie at Maple & Ash accompanied with a spectacular VHR vintage (2012) at a VHR tasting. Solid Thursday.

9.5

Martin G Rivard

A wine that I brought tonight and felt strongly about. Incredible pedigree, winemaker is from Araujo which is insane great! Beautiful 12 but I committed infanticide., should laid it down another few years but it did open up like a million bucks after a few hours. Truly opulent Napa wine which is well structured and loved by all tonight. A new rockstar on the block vs the the old rock stars that were drinking in full stride tonight. It's was awesome tonight but I can't wait for it to evolve a little and become STELLAR in the future. I highly recommend this wine. The preliminary rating is 96 to 98 and the 13 is even better if you can imagine that!

A wine that I brought tonight and felt strongly about. Incredible pedigree, winemaker is from Araujo which is insane great! Beautiful 12 but I committed infanticide., should laid it down another few years but it did open up like a million bucks after a few hours. Truly opulent Napa wine which is well structured and loved by all tonight. A new rockstar on the block vs the the old rock stars that were drinking in full stride tonight. It's was awesome tonight but I can't wait for it to evolve a little and become STELLAR in the future. I highly recommend this wine. The preliminary rating is 96 to 98 and the 13 is even better if you can imagine that!

9.7

Carl Fischer

Mostly cherries on the nose with a hint of menthol - cassis and berries were predominant on the palate with some vanilla from the oak. Pretty smooth but The tannins are very present so a good decant is necessary at this stage. As the night went on it got better and better. I actually preferred the '11...while very good this still needs some time.

Mostly cherries on the nose with a hint of menthol - cassis and berries were predominant on the palate with some vanilla from the oak. Pretty smooth but The tannins are very present so a good decant is necessary at this stage. As the night went on it got better and better. I actually preferred the '11...while very good this still needs some time.

9.3

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher

My first VHR, but not my last

My first VHR, but not my last

9.5

GaYoung Kim Delectable Pro

Graileys Fine Wines. Sommelier. Broker

My new favorite jam!! Beautifully structured and very well integrated flavored and fleshy ripe tannins and finishes with great length. Very approachable 2012 :)

My new favorite jam!! Beautifully structured and very well integrated flavored and fleshy ripe tannins and finishes with great length. Very approachable 2012 :)

9.6

Matt Sterr Delectable Pro

Simply one of the best cabs produced in California.

Simply one of the best cabs produced in California.

9.5

Fred Dex Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier

Classic Napa. Juice. Big, delicious...will make a lot of friends...if you're in right circle!

Classic Napa. Juice. Big, delicious...will make a lot of friends...if you're in right circle!

9.2

Jimmy Hayes Delectable Pro

Estate Director Mayacamas Vineyard

Classic Napa under the red lights of Bottlerock.. Mid weight and elegant. Love the beautiful site in Southwest Oakville, its wines are always full of character and energy.

Classic Napa under the red lights of Bottlerock.. Mid weight and elegant. Love the beautiful site in Southwest Oakville, its wines are always full of character and energy.

9.3

Steven Foster Delectable Pro

Wine buyer Belmont Wine Exchange

God this is amazing. The 2011 was a beauty of a vhr but this is almost a world of difference. Doesn't need to age long but has wild potential.

God this is amazing. The 2011 was a beauty of a vhr but this is almost a world of difference. Doesn't need to age long but has wild potential.

9.4

john&stacy brilliantmistakewines Delectable Pro

A well balanced, delicious bottle of wine. One of our favorites.

A well balanced, delicious bottle of wine. One of our favorites.

9.4