PATEL - Napa Valley

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Coombsville

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 90
Vintage

2019

PATEL - Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon
Coombsville

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Hand-selected barrel of 2019 Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon by winemaker Julien Fayard
  • Sourced from Bennett Vineyard in Coombsville, a true expression of this wine’s distinctive terroir
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, from a single 100% new French oak barrel
  • A powerful wine, with intense color, opulent character and impeccable balance

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Julien Fayard

Winemaker, PATEL - Napa Valley

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 from ESA France and his Master in Winemaking from Toulouse France. In 2011, he received his MBA from UC Davis.

Country born: France

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

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Julien 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.

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