Wine

The wines of Brandlin reflect the classic Mount Veeder terroir — rich fruit and great tannin structure. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot are tended in distinct blocks, imparting profound character and complexity. At harvest, grapes are hand-picked, hand-sorted, de-stemmed and gravity fed into small fermentation vats. Traditional winemaking methods include cold soaking, extended maceration on the skins, aerative pumpovers and nearly two years of aging in French oak barrels. Brandlin’s commitment to viticulture and winemaking in a state-of-the-art winery results in wines that are outstanding from vintage to vintage.

2014 Henry’s Keep Proprietary Red Wine

Multilayered with notes of black currants, violets, camphor and black cherry, the wine is quite round with tones of rose petals and boysenberry. The more aromatic components, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, give way to mocha-inflected coffee and black tea notes. The vintage is sneaky-powerful as wines appear floral and charming on the nose but pack a robust punch on the palate.  – Steven Rogstad, Winemaker

Price: $ 110.00 / bottle

2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

A gorgeous bouquet of wild flowers and crushed berries on the nose, with hints of cassis, camphor, cola and cinnamon. The 2013 is quite ample and generous on the palate, brimming with lush black fruit and chocolate, mocha richness. Our 2013 is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and rounded out with 8% Petit Verdot, 7 % Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec all from our rugged, picturesque Brandlin Estate Vineyard on Mt Veeder.  – Steven Rogstad, Winemaker

Price: $ 75.00 / bottle

2014 Zinfandel Bald Mountain Vineyard

From these sun-kissed, dry-farmed vines high on the slopes of Mount Veeder, comes this ripe, succulent and supple Zinfandel. Bursting with jammy fruit, blackberries and raspberry with a dollop of juniper spice and tasty hazelnut, our 2014 Bald Mountain Zin is a blend of 95% Zinfandel and 5% Petit Verdot. 

- Steve Rogstad, Winemaker 

Price: $ 42.00 / bottle

2015 Estate Zinfandel

From an eastern exposure high on Mount Veeder these 90-year-old vines produce an exceptional Zinfandel that is at once both delicate and powerful. Lovely jasmine and violet intermingle with raspberry and blackberry fruit. This is a dense but balanced wine with bright and rich flavors that carry through to a long, savory finish.

- Steve Rogstad, Winemaker

Price: $ 42.00 / bottle

2013 Estate Malbec

Our Brandlin vineyard is home to a few acres of Malbec, an essential component of our Henry’s Keep Proprietary Red Wine, much prized for its lovely aromatics and plush tannins. In 2013 we held a few barrels aside to bottle on its own and share what a gorgeous wine Mountain Grown Malbec can be as the lead variety. It starts with the heady floral notes, violets and lavender, with bright, brambly fruit on the nose. The flavors round out with rich dark fruit and a light, loamy, earthy tone that lingers on the lush finish. Neither Bordeaux nor Argentinian, enjoy a Mount Veeder Malbec as only we can grow it. 
- Steven Rogstad, Winemaker