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.

2018 Zinfandel, Bald Mountain Vineyard

A gorgeous 2018 vintage produced stunning fruit on Bald Mountain; longer hang time led to terrific flavor and beautifully structured wines.  Our 2018 Zinfandel, Bald Mountain is a blend of Zinfandel rounded out with a small amount of Petite Syrah. These two varieties complement one another, resulting in a wine that is forward with dark, jammy fruit displaying notes of boysenberry, black cherry and plum, finishing with firm tannins that give length on the palate.

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$50/bottle

Bottle shot of 2015 Brandlin Estate Zinfandel

2018 Estate Old Vine Zinfandel

2018 was a beautifully even vintage, somewhat cooler than the preceding vintages, allowing the vines ample hang time in ideal conditions. Coming from vines that are over 90 years old and completely dry farmed, this wine offers fresh, crushed berry character and innate mountain concentration which comes to the fore in a clean, sophisticated, and evenly stylized Zinfandel. This is a fine, distinctive, and evocative wine, showcasing a sense of place. Notes of bright berry and raspberry preserve with hints of violet and bay leaf spice uniquely distinguish this site from other Zinfandel vineyards, while our dry farming technique lends concentration and a nice sweet chewiness to the tannins, pulling you back for another taste.

Price $ 50 / bottle 

Bottle shot of 2015 Brandlin Estate Zinfandel

2017 Estate Red Wine

Our 2017 Brandlin Estate, Red Wine explores the synergy of Bordeaux varieties. The floral and jammy fruit elements from our mountainside Malbec and Petit Verdot come to the forefront, alongside lovely notes of black fruit, currant, spice, mocha-cocoa and black cassis from our Cabernet Sauvignon, adding firm and supple tannins to carry the flavors along through its silky finish.

Price $ 55 / bottle 

Bottle shot of Brandlin Malbec

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. 

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2016 Estate Cabernet Franc

Our 2016 Brandlin Cabernet Franc is the first stand-alone bottling of this varietal off our Mount Veeder estate. Cabernet Franc can be a versatile variety, producing the floral and earth driven wines. While it ripens quite late, it brings lovely lavender notes on the nose with briary brambleberry and blackberry fruit with hints of camphor, sandalwood and Oolong tea tones on the palate.

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2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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90 Points – James Suckling

The 2016 vintage was a near perfect year, producing wines of opulence and intensity. The terroir of the Brandlin vineyard naturally thickens the grape skins, developing deep color and tannin while also creating remarkably small berries. Our 2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon offers inky, dark fruit, and a plush mouthfeel while boasting notes of blackberry, mocha, fig, dates and dense black currant fruit accented with hints of nettle, earth and clove.

Price: $75 / bottle

2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Despite the smaller yield, 2015 produced wines of power and richness. Our Brandlin Cabernet is brimming with notes of black currants, violets, rose petals, and black cherry with a hint of camphor. A blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Malbec and 4% Cabernet Franc, the wine is plush and round on the palate with fine mountain tannins and a long, satiny finish.

1.5L Magnum included in Brandlin Club Shipment, November 2020

Price: $75 / 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.

Price: $75 / bottle

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2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

90 Points – The Wine Advocate

90 Points – James Suckling

92 – 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.

1.5L Magnum included in Brandlin Club Shipment, November 2020

Price: $75 / bottle

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2015 ThS Red Wine bottleshot

2016 ThS Cabernet Sauvignon

Our 2016 Brandlin ThS Cabernet Sauvignon is the ultimate bottling from our Brandlin Estate. Blended with a touch of Malbec and Petit Verdot, this wine offers notes of blackberry, black cherry, cassis and violet aromas of sandalwood, cardamom, cocoa and mocha. Fine grained, silky tannins with a velvety core of plush fruit give the wine weight and volume, but also a well-honed balance. Its 30 months in barrel allowed the wine to soften and marry while integrating the oak and tannin with an ample core of fruit. Named in honor of Thomas Schmidheiney, proprietor of Brandlin, the ThS honor’s the family’s legacy and commitment to world class wines.

Price $ 135 / bottle 

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2015 ThS Red Wine bottleshot

2015 ThS Red Wine

93-95+ points – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

Named for our patriarch, Thomas Schmidheiny, our ThS Proprietary red wine is the ultimate expression of our Brandlin vineyard. Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon the wine is luxuriously built with broad but supple tannins, a satiny mouthfeel and a plush core of black fruit. Notes of black current, blackberry and dried violet are accented with hints of mocha, black tea and cigar.

Price $ 135 / bottle 

2016 Henry's Keep Bottleshot

2016 Henry‘s Keep Proprietary Red Wine

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93 Points – James Suckling

Our 2016 Henry’s Keep blend is a mighty marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, rounded out with Malbec and Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the classic notes of black cassis, cocoa, tobacco and black tea, filled in with blueberry and black cherry notes and ample tannin from the Petit Verdot. The wine is opulent and well-structured with great aging potential, a true mountain wine.

Price: $ 110 / bottle

2015 Henry's Keep Bottleshot

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 / bottle

2014 Henry's Keep Bottleshot

2014 Henry‘s Keep Proprietary Red Wine

95 points – The Somm Journal

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. 

Price: $ 110 / bottle

2016 Prince & Pedro Red Blend

Named in honor of Prince and Pedro, the lead horses in the Brandlin Stagecoach team. Our 2016 blend features seven varieties; Syrah (28%), Malbec (24%), Cabernet Sauvignon (23%), Zinfandel (14%), Merlot (6%), Petit Verdot (4%) and Cabernet Franc (1%). The focus is on jammy, concentrated fruit with spice and earth tones to layer on the palate.  Lavender, violets and jasmine notes flirt with blackberry, plum and cassis fruit. Hints of tobacco and tea with cocoa, vanilla and chocolate give the wine a full, rich impression and long finish.

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