A vineyard-specific wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon grown on what has proved to be the most favored terroir at the Snowden ranch. As the vineyard returns to production, after going out for replanting in 2009, it is reclaiming its status as the heart of Snowden's first wine.
The wines do not go through extended maceration or presoak, and are always made without use of any nutrient or yeast additions.
Aged 19 months in French Oak, 50% new and 50% used. Wild yeast-fermented.
The Brothers Vineyard is an 11 acre Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard located on a relatively flat plateau at the top of the first row of mountains on the east side of the Napa Valley. The elevation ranges from approximately 800 to 850 feet. The soil is a remarkably uniform volcanic rhyolite. The Brothers' was replanted in 2011 with three Cabernet Sauvignon clones: Clone 337 (Entav Clone 15), Clone 191, and Clone 169. All of the new vines in The Brothers Vineyard are on 420A rootstock – some as field grafts and some as nursery benchgrafts.
|VARIETAL COMPOSITION||Cabernet Sauvignon|