Vineyard 29

29 Estate Cabernet Franc
2019 Cabernet Franc
St. Helena

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 139


Vineyard 29

29 Estate Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc
St. Helena

5 cases produced


  • Your wine combines the best of the 29 Estate and Aida Estate vineyards
  • 75% Cabernet Franc from 29 Estate Vineyard
  • 15% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from Aida Estate Vineyard
  • Your wine was optically sorted and gravity-fed to French oak fermentation tanks, then gently basket-pressed

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Keith Emerson

Winemaker, Vineyard 29

Winemaker, Keith Emerson

I have been making wine since 1998 beginning at Cakebread Cellars and after that, became enologist at Sonoma's historical Gundlach Bundschu Winery. In 2004 a sabbatical took me to Martinborough, New Zeland to work the harvest for Palliser Estate Wines. Since 2005, I have been Director of Winemaking (and now Vice President) for Vineyard 29 overseeing the winery's portfolio as well as that of the ultra-premium custom crush clientele. In addition to my own brands, Emerson Brown and Sonria, I also make wine for Robert Craig Winery, Vinoce, Knighton Family, Labry, Sang-Froid, Vineyard 36, Martin Ray and Gundlach Bundschu.

Country born: United States

Education: Enology and Viticulture degree, 1999, University of California, Davis.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
2013 Vineyard 29 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 100 pts, Wine Advocate

Winemaking Philosophy:
Try to capture the best of what each vineyard site has to offer. Work harder than the next guy.

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