Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

Spottswoode Clone
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 114
Vintage

2019

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

Spottswoode Clone

Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Spottswoode Estate Vineyard, first established in 1882
  • A SPOTTlight on our Spottswoode Clone—this wine is 100% FPS 51
  • Planted by the Novaks in 1974, the Spottswoode Clone is recognized as a clone of exceptional quality
  • Organically farmed since 1985 and biodynamically farmed since 2008

Unlocking the distinctive character of Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon requires a deep dive into terroir, winegrowing, and the history of winegrowing in California. Established in 1882, the property has a storied past and is home to a proprietary Cabernet Sauvignon selection – the Spottswoode Clone. Planted by Jack & Mary Novak in 1974, the past five decades of land stewardship have seen the original cuttings of Cabernet Sauvignon adapt to their environment and take on unique characteristics, influenced by time and place. UC Davis recognizes this unique selection as FPS 51. Spottswoode’s 2019 PNV blend is a singular expression of this rare clone and provides an opportunity to shine a SPOTTlight on the Novak family’s place in Napa Valley’s winegrowing history.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Aron Weinkauf

Winemaker, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

Winemaker, Aron Weinkauf

Aron joined Spottswoode as assistant winemaker in 2006, and in 2009, he was also named Spottswoode's vineyard manager. Two years later, in recognition of his deep understanding of the vineyard, his gifted palate, and his artistry as a winemaker, Aron became the fifth winemaker in the winery's storied history. As both vineyard manager and winemaker, Aron carries on a rich tradition at Spottswoode of embracing an interconnected view of winemaking with deep roots in the vineyard. He is in the vineyard almost daily, guiding the farming of the estate's 24 blocks. In the winery, he works in small lots to ensure the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon authentically reflects the vineyard and the vintage, and that it is true to the elegant, energetic and age-worthy style for which Spottswoode has been recognized since 1982. Prior to Spottswoode, Aron worked at Paul Hobbs and was the assistant winemaker at Ficklin Vineyards.

Country born: United States

Education: Earned a BA in Spanish from Berry College. Studied abroad in Sevilla and Barcelona, Spain. Earned a degree in viticulture and enology from Fresno State. Assistant winemaker at Ficklin Vineyards. Winemaking team at Paul Hobbs.

I have a deep appreciation for my experiences throughout the years, and all I've learned working with Peter Ficklin, Paul Hobbs, Jennifer Williams and Rosemary Cakebread.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Aron's winemaking philosophy is gentle, thoughtful and vineyard driven, while still being intimately hands-on and detail-oriented. "Working with our vineyard, I've come to believe in the interconnectedness of all things. With a vineyard like Spottswoode, if you are deeply aware of the needs of the land, you can make a dynamic wine of remarkable pleasure, beauty and balance in even the most challenging vintages."

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607 Saint Helena Highway
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