Winemaker of the Year’s HOT NEW Cabernet is now in stock

 
For those familiar with Vine Hill Ranch and the Phillips Family I do not need to tell you that whatever they do is first rate!

I am proud to introduce their NEW venture called Baker & Hamilton, all sourced and produced from the Vine Hill Ranch Estate vineyard. RH Hamilton was Bruce Phillips’ great-great-grandfather! He started the Baker and Hamitlton company in 1849. Bruce is the owner/partner of VHR. The Original Baker & Hamilton started in a tent near the "Mormon Island" claim above Fort Sutter east of Sacramento in 1849, supplying miners hardware such as picks, shovels, knives, saws, hammers, axes and nails… By 1860 B&H had a thriving block-long store in Sacramento, and in 1867 they opened their first store in San Francisco, down on Front Street. 

After merging with Pacific Hardware & Steel Co. in 1918, they moved into 700 7th Street at the corner of the evolving Mission Bay area (which is now home to the SF Giants, Warriors, UCSF, and various tech companies among others). The family eventually purchased what is now the Vine Hill Ranch property, and the rest…

Baker & Hamilton by VHR 2021 Estate Cabernet Napa Valley
Retail 160 – GGWC 149.99
FREE SHIPPING on 6


Winemaker Francoise Peschon Notes: “2021 delivered idyllic conditions for the production of singularly expressive Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Napa Valley. The result is a Cabernet Sauvignon vintage of remarkable depth and complexity. Often compared to the exemplary 2013 growing season, the 2021 vintage is certain to be regarded as one of the finest in Napa Valley’s history. In the fourth year of a prolonged drought in California, 2021’s deficient soil moisture resulted in smaller canopies, brought forward in wonderfully temperate growing conditions that were ideal for the ripening of a relatively small winegrape crop at Vine Hill Ranch. August and September delivered mild temperatures that allowed for extended maturation in the vineyard, resulting in a vintage of remarkable complexity, character, and nuance.”
 
FMW 96 Points: The Baker &Hamilton 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon is beguiling and stunning from the get-go!  The wine offers an intense aroma of bright dark stone fruit,  flowers, and spices that jump out of the glass on impact. The palate is lush and full and loaded with layers of dark red and black stone fruits, a whiff of vanilla and licorice.  This wine is gorgeous and beautifully delineated with a lot of pizzazz. Vibrant fruit and elegance are the keywords here!  This youngster finishes with a great crescendo of silky tannins and a perfumed finish.
 
TWI 96 Points (Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW): “Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon comes skipping out of the glass with bright, cheery scents of kirsch, black raspberries, red roses, and clove oil with suggestions of sandalwood and dusty soil. The full-bodied palate is electric with tension and energetic red and black fruit layers, supported by fine-grained tannins, finishing long and minerally..”
 
James Suckling 95 Points: “A balance and beauty of red fruits with blackberries, black currants and black cherries with some flowers. It’s medium-bodied with firm and refined tannins that give this wine presence yet it’s so refined and harmonious making you want to drink it now. It will age beautifully but no reason really to age it.”
 
Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points: “The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon also comes from more blocks in the estate vineyard compared to 2020 (due to a strict selection,) and it can be thought of as a second wine for the estate. All Cabernet Sauvignon, it sports a deep purple hue to go with a vibrant nose of cassis and ripe blue fruits as well as spring flowers, violets, and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, nicely balanced, and elegant on the palate, it’s beautifully layered and has a great finish.”


Please contact us to finalize your order.
Call 415-337-4083 (landline, please do not text here – we will not receive it) or email frank@ggwc.com