2013 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - GOLD MEDAL
SF Chrincle Wine Competition - Cab Sauv - .00 and above

2012 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 93 POINTS
Fourth highest rated in Decanter's Calfiornia Cabernet tasting - 169 Cabernets tasted
"Blue fruits and graphite with succulent palate with no rough edges, and very fine-grained tannins providing structure. Spicy, complex and very long with a currant concentration.  Impressive with a great future.  Drink   2016 – 2030."
- Decanter, February 2016

2012 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 POINTS
"Critic's Choice"
James Laube selected this wine as a personal favorite and one
of two Cabernets 50 dollars or above!
- James Laube, Wine Spectator, February 2016

2012 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 POINTS
"Exhibits a rich, tapered core of dark berry, anise, cedar and loamy earth, with firm yet rounded tannins that support the fruit mix, giving this traction and depth.  Drink now through 2028."
- James Laube, Wine Spectator, July 2015 

2012 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 90 POINTS 
"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Brandlin Estate exhibits a dense purple color, sweet blackberry and cassis fruit, an attractive floral component, impressive purity, and the vintage’s hallmark characteristics of ripe tannin, luxurious texture and medium to full body. Drink it over the next decade."
- Robert M. Parker,, October 2014 

2012 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon- Napa Cab..., Jancis Robinson                 
"Well balanced and complete on the nose sweet start and spicy with lovely high quality oak  in evidence.  Very pure and confident.  But definately new Napa." 17.5 POINTS                                       
- Jancis Robinson, British wine critic, April 2015

2012 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Top 25 Wines..., Fortune Magazine
"There’s nothing herbaceous about the Brandlin 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder, but it does feel like a throwback Cabernet—and that’s a good thing. There are no amped-up, creamy vanilla notes here; instead the wine serves up classic, outdoorsy flavors of bramble, nut, and tangy, just-picked plum."
Daryna Tobey, Fortune Magazine, May 2015

2012 Brandlin Henry's Keep Proprietary Red Wine - 94 POINTS
"Steven Rogstad, who also makes the wines at sister-winery Cuvaison, bases Henry’s Keep on Brandlin’s O-block cabernet, 15-year-old vines with a southwest exposition at 1,000 feet of eleva- tion. In addition, 22 percent of the blend is made up of estate malbec, petit verdot and cabernet franc. The wine captures the cool mountain savor of the site, a forest freshness that brings to mind ferns and conifers, even as the bright fruit and soil-driven tannins add substantial mass and intensity. The wine has edges to it, keeping its deep well of flavor focused and firm. This has a long life ahead."
- Wine & Spirits, December 2015

2012 Brandlin Henry's Keep Proprietary Red Wine - 91 POINTS 
"The sexy 2012 Proprietary Red Blend Henry’s Keep, a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, is a beauty. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by notes of Asian plum sauce, blueberries, cassis and a chocolaty component that emerges with coaxing. Full-bodied, rich, savory, complex and delicious, it should continue to age nicely for 7-10 years."
- Robert M. Parker,, October 2014

2012 Brandlin Henry's Keep Proprietary Red Wine - Double Gold
Out of 45 wines, only one ranked above us and we were one of two Double Gold medal winners.
2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
, January 2016

2012 Brandlin Henry's Keep Proprietary Red Wine - What to Drink Now
"Aged 22 months in 75% new French oak, the small production wine is filled with layers of mocha, wild sage, black cherry and tobacco. The tannins are bold, but nicely balanced with cedar spice accents. This a wine that has plenty of aging potential. Available via their website."
Hayley Hamilton Cogil, D Magazine, May 2015


2011 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 93 POINTS 
"Smooth and juicy with lovely ripe plum and black raspberry; elegant and showing subtle oak, spice and balance; long and vivid."
- Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel, June 2014

2011 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 90 POINTS 
"Solely from Mount Veeder, this Cabernet Sauvignon has small percentages of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The trio combine to offer currant and cranberry around a complex, woody core of oak, black tea and herbs."
- V.B., Wine Enthusiast Magazine, February 2015 

2011 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon- Napa Cab..., Jancis Robinson              
"Bright crimson. Red cherry fruit. Sappy and sinewy. Much less sweet than most Napa Cabs. A little dry on the end but a sincere honest wine that is not fighting the vintage. 16.5 pts (highest score for the vintage)        
- Jancis Robinson, British wine critic, April 2015

2011 Brandlin Henry's Keep Proprietary Red Wine - 94 POINTS 
"Bright and juicy with lovely plum raspberry and cassis; velvety texture, tangy and complex with vivid flavors, and fine balance; fresh and bright with depth and graceful style. 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Cab Franc."
- Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel, July 2014

2011 Brandlin Henry's Keep Proprietary Red Wine - 90 POINTS 

"Brandlin is Cuvaison’s Mount Veeder-situated property devoted to Bordeaux grapes. This particular bottling is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon with 15% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Juicy and woody, it opens with a rich, Cabernet Franc-like nose of herb and cassis and is balanced on the palate, with a ripeness of oak at the end."
- V.B., Wine Enthusiast Magazine, February 2015 

2011 Brandlin Henry's Keep Proprietary Red Wine - 4 LIPS
"A proprietary red  honoring the property’s founder, Henry Brandlin. Backed up by 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and  a dollop of Petit Verdot and  Malbec, this lush,  satin-textured aromatic creature is all ink and  iron—that is, until  you get to the violets and  roses."
- Meridith May, The Tasting Panel, July 2014 


2010 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 POINTS
"Brandlin's 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is loaded with varietal character and nuance. With time in the glass, the wine opens up nicely, revealing pretty shades of aromatic and flavor nuances, all supported by firm, yet well-balanced mountain tannins."
- Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, January 2013

2010 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon- "Napa Cab...", Jancis Robinson          "Bright ruby. Minty-sweet Napa but not overripe. Nicely balanced and fresh. Maybe a hint of green on the end?  But attractive and appetizing."          - Jancis Robinson, British wine critic, April 2015


2009 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon - 92+ POINTS
"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a very pretty wine, but it needs time in the glass to open up. Dark cherries, plums, licorice, flowers and grilled herbs are some of the nuances that emerge from this mid-weight, gracious Cabernet Sauvignon. This isn’t a blockbuster, but rather a wine built along more classic lines. I really like the balance here. It appears there is significant upside, as the wine keeps getting better and better with time in the glass. In 2009 the blend includes 14% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. "
- Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, January 2012


2008 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 POINTS
Is one of "18 Outstanding Napa Cabernets! This well-structured red is marked by a tight, flinty, minerally edge, yet nonetheless offers a complex core of dried berry, roasted herb, sage and cedar. Ends with the tannins giving the flavors tracti on. Best from 2012 through 2022."
- James Laube, Wine Spectator, August 1, 2011


2007 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon - 94+ POINTS
"A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc, the 2007 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder exhibits complex aromatics of plums, licorice, cassis, charcoal, and flowers. This dense purple-colored wine cascades over the palate with sweet, velvety tannins, a hint of minerality, and youthful vigor and exuberance. Impressively concentrated, deep, and long, it will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring, and last for 20+ years. These are top-notch efforts!"
- Robert Parker, December 2009


2006 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon - 93 POINTS
"The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder (86% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot) is one of the finest wines of the vintage. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by aromas of creme de cassis, licorice, forest floor, and floral undertones. The wine possesses layers of fruit in addition to full-bodied power, and plenty of well-integrated, velvety tannin. Drink this beauty over the next 10-15 years."
- Robert Parker, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, December 2009

2006 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 POINTS

"One of the "Year's Best Cabernet Sauvignons" This is an elegant, red-fruited 2006 cabernet. The scent of the wine is vibrant, in the realm of tiny strawberries and other pine forest scents; the tannins have a red edge to their darker, earthy mineral tones. Those tannins feel a little worked, softened and rounded in the cellar, making the fruit accessible without diminishing their Veeder character. It's suited to a few years of age and a thick-cut lamb chop."
- Joshua Greene, Wine & Spirits, December 1, 2009

2006 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon - 90 POINTS
"Firm, rich, intense and concentrated, with fresh, vibrant black cherry, currant and wild berry fruit that's pure and vibrant, showing a pleasing earthy mineral character, joined by a touch of herb. Drink now through 2016."
- James Laube, Wine Spectator, August 1, 2009

2006 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon - 90 POINTS
"This is a gigantic Cabernet. It detonates on the palate with an explosion of blackberries, black currants, chocolate, anise and smoky cedar, wrapped in firm, dusty mountain tannins. It's the perfect example of a Mount Veeder Cab."
- Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2009

2006 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 POINTS
"Garnet hue with a fuchsia rim. Fresh aromas of violets and clove with a notable flintiness. Accessible flavors of black cherry and plum edged by white pepper and mint. Raspy tannins support flamboyant fruit in the spicy finish."
- The Wine News, October 1, 2009


2005 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon - 93 POINTS
"This is an excellent young Cabernet Sauvignon that will take some bottle age. Coming on the heels of the high-scoring 2004, it's full-bodied and extraordinarily rich, with intense blackberry, black currant, chocolate, coffee and cedar flavors, wrapped into near-perfect tannins. Shows great grapes and a deft winemaking hand."
- Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast, March 2009

Brandlin Legacy

Enjoy this video outlining the history of the Brandlin family and Mount Veeder vineyard site, narrated by Winemaker Steven Rogstad and Henry Brandlin's son, Chester Brandlin.
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The wines of Brandlin reflect the classic Mount Veeder terroir; rich fruit and great tannin structure. 
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