Auction 25 | Lot No. 140
Bands of Aces
5 cases produced
- We are thrilled to participate in our first Premiere Napa Valley!
- Your wine is a unique blend of our favorite barrels from the 2019 vintage
- The fruit was sourced from the Calistoga, Oakville and Rutherford nested appellations
- One-of-a-kind blend is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aging in 100% new French oak
Vineyard 36 was created by a shared vision and a common goal to create unique and exceptional wines.
Nothing comes to fruition simply because someone declares it so. Discipline, persistence, dedication and a competitive spirit are all prerequisites for success. Passion becomes contagious when shared.
Sourced from premier estates, this limited-edition Premiere Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine, named Bands of Aces, expresses the diversity of Napa Valley's finest terroirs. This lot is sourced from our three vineyard sites in Rutherford, Oakville and Calistoga and provides a powerful, elegant and complex wine that highlights the essence of the region.
Winemaker, Vineyard 36
Keith Emerson joined Vineyard 36 in 2017 as Director of Winemaking. As director of winemaking, Emerson oversees all wine programs for The opportunity to interact with Napa Valley’s esteemed growers and winemakers has been an integral part of his professional development. With over 12 years of winemaking and vineyard experience, Emerson’s leadership, can-do attitude and organizational skills have earned him the respect of his peers.
Emerson obtained his Enology and Viticulture degree from the University of California at Davis in 1999. After a year at Cakebread Cellars, he accepted an enologist position with Sonoma’s historical Gundlach Bundschu Winery. Emerson quickly excelled to assistant winemaker, soon after was named associate winemaker and became solely responsible for Gundlach Bundschu’s second label, Block 13. The Block 13 program enabled Emerson to cultivate his own personal style of wine and gave him valuable experience in developing a wine brand from the ground up.
In March 2004, Emerson traveled to Martinborough, New Zealand to work for Palliser Estate Wines. For him, the experience of working a vintage in the southern hemisphere was remarkable. In 2005 Emerson continued to raise the bar when he and his colleague, Brian Brown, began work on their very own artisan label, Emerson Brown. Please visit the website at www.EmersonBrownWines.com.
Country born: United States
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
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Premiere Napa Valley 2021 Wine Collection