Vincent Vineyards & Winery
2013 'V Ranch' Santa Barbara County Cabernet Blend
Santa Barbara County
V con Dios
Break out the tissue box. You’re gonna need it for the tears of joy AND sadness…
First the sad news. Today we must say goodbye to our good friend Vincent. After a long string of deep, deep deals from perhaps our top discovery down South, we’ve reached the end. The final Vincent offer. Ever.
Now, the good news. We saved the best for last. A potent, punchy, modern styled fruit bomb of a Cabernet blend at simply breathtaking pricing… like from $75 down to $19 type breathtaking. We’re no mathematicians, but that’s “roughly” 75% off!
Before getting teary eyed though, we suggest that you JUMP on this one. Why? Because like a swarm of locusts, you all descended on every previous Vincent deal with voracious thirst and cleaned house. And that’s bound to happen here too.
Compared to the more traditional Bordeaux-esque style “V Cuvées” we sold a while back, the “V Ranch” labels make a much more modern statement about their style. Full throttle, pure and intense, even the look is sheer class in the glass. Sublime aromatics of blackberry, plum, licorice, incense, and baking spices fill the nose. At once ripe and measured, it’s a rich crowd-pleaser with vibrant cherries, cocoa, and fresh herbs on the palate. The remarkable balance and lift take this across the exceptionally long finish line. Now, if we could only decide between the lamb chops or the leg roast…
One thing’s for sure. If this had “Napa Valley” on the label, it would cost many times more. For $19 (NINETEEN!!!) dollars you simply cannot do better. Totally a I-shoulda-bought-more kind of wine.
Rather than mourn the last of a string of incredible runs, celebrate life by piling up on this LAST yet BEST one.
Can’t say much more… this will be gone in hours!
Full throttle, pure and intense, even the look is sheer class in the glass
Sublime aromatics of blackberry, plum, licorice, incense, and baking spices
At once ripe and measured, with vibrant cherries, cocoa, and fresh herbs
The balance and the lift take this across the exceptionally long finish line
Lamb, is the first thing that comes to mind, be it grilled chops or a leg roast
What the Winery Says
- Roxie Ward
- 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
- Santa Ynez Valley & Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara County
- Total acidity
- 5.22 g/L
- 12 months
- 60% new French oak
- 4 barrels