BRAND Napa Valley

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 16
Vintage

2019

BRAND Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Estate grown on Pritchard Hill, your wine is a 100% See Clone Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Organically farmed, this low-yielding block produces small, intense berries
  • Fermenting in an upright Hermitage oak tank, aging in French oak, and bottled unfined and unfiltered
  • Our winemakers selected a single barrel from the most compelling block of 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Facts

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

Philippe Melka

Winemaker, BRAND Napa Valley

Winemaker, Philippe Melka

My journey started at Chateau Haut Brion (where my passion for cabernet-based blends and sauvignon blanc began) and I completed a masters program in Agronomy and Enology under the direction of Professor Sequin, the renowned terroir specialist. I was fascinated by the relationship between soil and wine quality,
a fascination which continues today.

Yearning to know more, I set out for Napa Valley (Dominus Estate), Western Australia (Chittering Estate), Chianti in Italy (Badia O Coltibuono) and Bordeaux (Chateau Petrus) where I divided my time between soil study and winemaking. However, the great diversity of terroirs I found in Napa Valley, and its potential for extraordinary wines, was a revelation to me.

Country born: France

Education: University of Bordeaux - geology, viticulture, enology
Mentor in the United States: Paul Draper
Mentor in France: Christian Moueix

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
My philosophy is to make good wine!

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