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.

2015 Henry’s Keep Proprietary Red Wine

91 - 93+ points - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

92 - 94 points - Jeb Dunnuck

92 points - James Suckling

2015 is a vintage of power and concentration, and our Henry’s Keep boasts flavors of black currants, violets, camphor, black tea and rose oil. This is a deliciously complex wine, with layers of flavors that unwind from its black-fruited, mountainous core. The soils, elevation and climate have united in such a uniquely magical way, producing a wine of intensity and ageability.

Price: $ 110.00 / bottle

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2014 Henry’s Keep Proprietary Red Wine

90 points - Decanter

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

2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

90 Points - Decanter

90 Points - Vinous


A gorgeous bouquet of violets, rose petals and fresh currant on the nose. The wine is quite lush and round on the attack, featuring lovely blackberry and boysenberry jam, with hints of mocha, toffee and Saigon cinnamon. Our 2014 vintage is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and rounded out with 10% Cabernet Franc, 7 % Malbec and 6% Petit Verdot all from our rugged, picturesque Brandlin Estate Vineyard on Mount Veeder.

- Steve Rogstad, Winemaker

Price: $ 75.00 / bottle

2015 Zinfandel Bald Mountain Vineyard

This parcel of Zinfandel was planted in the 1960’s, on sloping, loamy mountain soils in the morning shade of Bald Mountain. The 2015 vintage offers a healthy dollop of spice and blue fruit to complement the jammy richness and wild sage notes typical of this site. Full-bodied and ripe, this wine is 100% mountain grown Zinfandel.

- Steve Rogstad, Winemaker 

Price: $ 42.00 / bottle

2016 Old Vine Zinfandel

*Wine Club Exclusive Release

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: $ 45.00 / 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

2015 Prince & Pedro Red Blend

Named in honor of Prince and Pedro, the lead horses in the Brandlin Stagecoach team, this wine pays tribute to teamwork, with five different varietals pulling together to make one seamless wine. The complete blend includes Merlot (60%), Syrah (15%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Malbec (5%). The wine is a juicy, jammy medley dominated by sweet black fruits, boysenberry, and black cherry, with a burst of fresh pomegranate and hints of sassafras and cola. 

– Steven Rogstad, Winemaker

Price: $ 45.00 / bottle