2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 86



Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • Grown on a scenic hillside vineyard high in the Vaca Mountains overlooking Rutherford
  • This is the first time Pahlmeyer is offering a single-vineyard wine from this exceptional site
  • Upper Range Vineyard has long been a major component of our Proprietary Red Blend
  • Crafted by Pahlmeyer winemaker Katie Vogt, in collaboration with winemaking consultant Jennifer Williams

This unique Pahlmeyer Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, intense and savory expression of Napa Valley’s most renowned variety. A site that brings incredible concentration and power, this luxurious Cabernet is well-suited to the robust oak program used for this wine. Fermented in a five-ton oak cask, this Cabernet Sauvignon is aging for 19 months in a Taransaud heavy-toast barrel. Perennially a major component of our Proprietary Red Blend, this select lot is so compelling and dynamic that it stands on its own.

Kathryn Vogt

Winemaker, Pahlmeyer

Winemaker, Kathryn Vogt

Pahlmeyer Winemaker Katie Vogt understands the magnitude of making wine at an estate whose wines have been critically acclaimed from the very first release. Keenly aware of the pedigree Pahlmeyer has established over three decades, Katie approaches each new vintage as an opportunity to build upon the extraordinary success that winemakers before her have achieved — then raise the bar higher.

“I’m not making individual wines, I’m continuing a legacy,” Katie says of the winery she joined in 2019. “Pahlmeyer wines demand attention. They taste inspired, showcasing the consideration and thought behind every choice and every detail. We farm differently at Pahlmeyer — we’re taking vineyards to the edge and exploring the tension. When you’re making this caliber of wines, you don’t expect every lot to make the cut. The ones that do are phenomenal, with incredible intensity and power that doesn’t necessarily come from ripeness.”

A graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where she earned a degree in Agribusiness with a minor in Viticulture and Enology, Katie began her career in 2008, working under maverick winemaker Christian Tietje at his Four Vines and Cypher Winery projects in Paso Robles. Rising from intern to assistant winemaker, she had the freedom to explore every aspect of wine, from vineyard sampling to managing the cellar to leading blending trials.

“In Paso, working with Rhône varieties, blending is their essence and core,” she says. “I was very lucky to be part of that very early on in my career. I get a lot of joy out of blending, of tasting a lineup of wines and imagining what it would look like putting them together.”

Katie describes her winemaking style as having steadfast focus. She brings the precision and thoughtfulness of a master blender, constantly evaluating which vineyards and blocks are going to deliver the intensity and power to earn their way into the Pahlmeyer portfolio.

In 2014, she joined the Central Coast winemaking team at E. & J. Gallo Winery, working at Edna Valley Vineyard and Bridlewood Estate Winery. With large portfolios and significant investments at stake, there was little room for error or second-guessing. She learned quickly to trust her talent, instincts and technique. Equally quickly, she earned the respect of her winemaking peers.

Just over a year later, Katie joined Napa’s historic Louis M. Martini Winery as Associate Winemaker, working on small-lot and single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon in the winery’s Cellar No. 254. She brings the perspective she gained there to Pahlmeyer. “In Napa, you’re focusing on the long term,” she says. “To succeed, you learn the nuances and appreciate the personalities of your vineyard sites. We commit to a clear vision, then we are relentless in bringing that to life.”

Country born: United States

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Jennifer Williams

Winemaker, Pahlmeyer

Winemaker, Jennifer Williams

One of the rising stars of Napa Valley winemaking, Jennifer Williams learned from legendary winemakers such as Rosemary Cakebread, Francoise Peschon and the Novak family. Jennifer now brings her outstanding talents and experience to Pahlmeyer.

In 2002, Williams joined Araujo and Spottswoode as a harvest intern, splitting her time between these two great winemaking estates. At Spottswoode, Jennifer was drawn to the philosophy of organic and sustainable farming, which Tony Soter had introduced in 1985.

Following harvest, she joined their team full time, working under guru David Abreu in the fields and Rosemary Cakebread in the winery. In 2004, with a deeper understanding of the estate vineyard, she took over as vineyard manager and was Spottswoode’s winemaker from 2006 to 2011.

The San Francisco Chronicle named Jennifer a "Winemaker to Watch" in 2007.

She was named winemaker at Arrow&Branch in April 2011.

Country born: United States

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

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Premiere Napa Valley 2021 Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Pahlmeyer 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 25
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