Covert Estate

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Coombsville

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

2019

Covert Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon
Coombsville

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Handcrafted by winemaker Julien Fayard
  • Your wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • It represents the best selection from the estate
  • Your wine features 100% Coombsville fruit from Covert Estate

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Julien Fayard

Winemaker, Covert Estate

Winemaker, Julien Fayard

With more than two decades of winemaking expertise, Julien Fayard is one of Napa Valley’s most respected winemakers producing California varietals with French finesse. He believes in producing wines with an identity, exploiting what makes each one unique. Julien’s wines are a pure expression of their terroir, highlighting the specificities and characteristics of the fruit, vineyard management, soil and climate. He has a track record of building brands both in terms of quality and market presence.

Originally from France, Julien began his career as a winemaker producing quality rosé at his family’s winery in Provence. In Bordeaux he worked at Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Laffite before relocating to Napa Valley. In Napa, he was Philippe Melka’s director of winemaking for a few years before launching his own projects.

Julien earned his Master in Agri-Business ESA France and Master in Winemaking from Toulouse France and in 2011 he received his MBA from UC Davis.

Country born: France

Education: MBA UC Davis
Master of Winemaking (Toulouse)
Master in Agribusiness (ESA Angers)

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
"Winemaker of the Year," 2019, LuxeSF

Winemaking Philosophy:
Non-interventionist winemaking. The vineyard drives the difference. What made me decide to build my own winery is traditional winemaking aimed at minimizing the cellar practices. Wine is a natural product of grapes. I am very technical on everything that supports winemaking, yet very traditional on what is in direct contact with the wine.

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