Introducing Henry's Keep
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Henry’s Keep is Brandlin’s flagship wine, a proprietary red blend comprised of the highest quality grapes from the Brandlin Vineyard. “Henry’s Keep” pays homage to the family patriarch, Henry Brandlin, who would “keep” from each vintage a selection of the estates’ most exceptional grapes for his family’s own bottled wine. Continuing that tradition, the Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from a small, western-facing block that consistently produces rich and intensely concentrated fruit. The 2011 is 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.
Perched on an aerie, well above the fog line our steep, free draining mountain soils work to wick away moisture from our vines. In a dramatic vintage like 2011 this worked perfectly to our advantage as our late-ripening Vineyard easily weathered the early October storm, allowing our fruit ample hang-time to fully ripen. A richly nuanced wine, rife with violets, rose petals, black currants and cassis. Ample, yet well-knit tannins support the dark, plummy, black cherry and blackberry fruit accented with notes of vanilla, sandalwood, mocha and black tea.
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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