2016 Priest Ranch Snake Oil Red Wine
Vintage : 2016
Country : USA
Region : Napa Valley
Priest Ranch wines are grown and made at the Somerston Estate in the Eastern Hills of Napa Valley. The eastern part of the Somerston property was originally settled by Joshua James Priest who arrived in California in 1849. Priest gained title to 638 acres of the Catacula land grant in Soda Valley and he and his descendants managed to hold on to most of the ranch for over a century. Today, all the Priest Ranch wines are 100% Estate Grown and made from selected vineyard blocks that express integrated and intensely rich, yet approachable qualities. Priest Ranch wines represent the diversity and richness of the Somerston Estate.
Wine Enthusiast 90
This is a thick, weighty wine made 100% from one variety, with bombastic, brawny black fruit. Tar, leather, garrigue and earthy herb give it contrast and complexity, its fleshy ripeness never distracting from its well-made core. This could do with some cellaring; enjoy best 2026–2031