Hertelendy Vineyards

Luxe
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 53
Vintage

2019

Hertelendy Vineyards

Luxe

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • This blend was made by Ralph Hertelendy
  • This ultra premium fruit comes from precipitous areas of the Vaca Mountains
  • The 2019 vintage was a fantastic one, and your wine is aging 23 months in French and Hungarian oak
  • This is the first vintage that an optical sorter was used—it’s a game-changer

This stunning 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Luxe, is a decadent blend, hailing from our Crystal Springs Rockwell Ridge Estate Vineyard (35 feet below the Howell Mountain appellation demarcation line) as well as ultra premium fruit from Atlas Peak and Pritchard Hill. The 2019 vintage was a fantastic one in Napa Valley, where we were able to be patient and harvest all of our fruit exactly when we wanted to — not Mother Nature. Also in 2019, we left our long-tenured winemaking facility to move to The Caves at Soda Canyon’s winemaking facility on Atlas Peak where they have an optical sorter and other state-of-the-art winemaking equipment. As a result, we were able to make better wines than ever before, and you’ll immediately notice the elegant texture on the mid-palate to be rounder and more approachable in its youth than in previous years. Cheers!


Ralph Hertelendy

Winemaker, Hertelendy Vineyards

Winemaker, Ralph Hertelendy

Ralph Hertelendy is a young entrepreneur who fell in love with wine at a very early age. When Ralph was 5 years old in France, he tasted one of the best French Grand Crus, and remembered liking it not just for the flavor, but also because it brought friends and family together. After getting his business degree from the University of San Francisco, Ralph became a sommelier and worked for several wineries in the Napa Valley in sales, and as a winemaker's assistant under Laura Barrett.

When he was 25, he made his first wine in his basement, and over the years he has refined his craft towards creating only top quality style wines. Being multilingual, he has lived and traveled in France, Italy, and Spain to go on wine explorations in specific regions to further hone his craft and broaden his horizons.

Country born: United States

Education: Level 1 Sommelier
Mentors: Laura Barrett, Phillip Corallo-Titus, Russell Bevan

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Honors / Awards:
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon: 96pts WA, 96pts Jeb Dunnuck
2015 Signature Mountain Blend: 95pts Jeb Dunnuck
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon: 96pts WA ("It is extra special"-Robert Parker)
2014 Signature Mountain Blend: 94pts Robert Parker
2014 Chardonnay: 94pts WE
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon: 95pts WA ("merits serious attention."-Robert Parker)

Winemaking Philosophy:
To create world-class wines, never compromise quality, and pursue excellence while maintaining the distinguished Hertelendy style with each vintage. Quality above all else.

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805A S. Orlando Avenue
Winter Park  FL  32789
407-733-9463

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Premiere Napa Valley 2021 Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Hertelendy Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Luxe 25
Ovid. Napa Valley 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley MMXIX 25
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