J. McClelland Cellars

2018 Petit Verdot
Napa Valley

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 58


J. McClelland Cellars

Petit Verdot
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • Your wine is a unique Petit Verdot blend, primarily from the Rutherford nested appellation
  • The blend is 80% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • This wine is punchcap fermented and pressed to a French oak barrel
  • Total barrel aging time projected to be 30 months

This was our first year sourcing from these small vineyard lots and we were delighted with the results. Inspired by the reputation of the fine Rutherford Dust, this Petit Verdot emerged from our search as something unique and intriguing, where the grape’s rich black fruit notes are bolstered by a silky, elegant structure. This is an ideal wine for bidders looking for a new discovery.

Mitch Cosentino

Winemaker, J. McClelland Cellars

Winemaker, Mitch Cosentino

Entering 40th harvest in 2019 vintage. Launched numerous wineries and brands, including pureCru Winery. Has acted as winemaking consultant for J. McClelland Cellars since 2014..

Country born: USA

Education: BA in Broadcast Communications fom CSU Sac. Mentors are John Parducci, Ed Sbragia among others.

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
Andre Tchelischeff Winemaker of the Year Award in 2003
Best American Cabernet Sauvignon in 1986 American Wine Competition.
Best American White Wine 2017 at the Best Wines in the World Competition
Over 2000 other Medals, Awards and honors

Winemaking Philosophy:
Flavor and balance are paramount. All wines should have the ability to age, using time honored methods with proper aging.

Paul Scotto

Winemaker, J. McClelland Cellars

Winemaker, Paul Scotto

5th generation winemaker Paul Scotto is a U.C. Davis Viticulture and Management graduate with a broad range of wine experience. After selling vineyard and construction equipment in the U.S. and Asia, Paul joined his family's wine business, Scotto Cellars, in 2009. Paul has managed his family's production and sourced grapes across California's finest growing regions. In 2011, this vineyard sourcing led to a winery acquisition in the rolling hills in eastern Napa Valley, Steele Canyon Cellars. It became the home of 50 Harvests and J. McClelland Cellars, where Paul leads an accomplished team of winemakers in the production of small lots of Napa Valley wines, producing award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Petite Verdot.

Country born: United States

Education: Bachelor's degree in Viticulture and Management from UC Davis.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Balance, structure and varietal intensity makes for excellent wines.


11311 Harwin Drive
# 26
Houston  TX  77072


Premiere Napa Valley 2021 Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
J. McClelland Cellars 2018 Petit Verdot Napa Valley 25
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