WS 92 WA 90 Vinous 90 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - "Pure, rich and taut, with a tasty core of blackberry, plum and wild berry, accented by hints of savory herb, cedar and crushed rock. Offers complexity, structure and style. Drink now through 2028."
According to Robert Parker - "The two bigger red wines are the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon The Ranch and, as Scott Snowden said, there wasn’t enough difference between this cuvée to justify a Reserve. Elegant red and black currant fruit with dusty loamy soils notes, a hint of coffee beans and subtle background oak are all present in this deep, medium to full-bodied, stylish wine that seems to want to behave like a French Bordeaux, but clearly has the ripeness and flesh of Napa."
According to Antonio Galloni - "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon The Ranch is plump, racy and intense to the core. Dark red cherries, plums, clove and new leather blossom in an explosive, resonant Cabernet Sauvignon built on pure texture. Interestingly, in 2012 Snowden did not bottle their Reserve, so all the best fruit went into the Ranch, a wine that delivers considerable value by Napa Valley standards. Healthy dollops of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot round out the blend."
Winemakers Notes - "Richly perfumed with ... two hallmark aromas of Snowden, violets and blueberries, along with blackberry, cassis, steel and pencil lead, sweet spices, cedar and vanilla. On the palate the wine has a vibrant, natural acidity, coupled with a compelling salinity, rolling length, and fine silky tannins.” 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. 14.9% ABV.