Ashes & Diamonds

V.1
2019 Red Wine
Napa Valley

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 8
Vintage

2019

Ashes & Diamonds

V.1

Red Wine
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • V.1 is a milestone for Ashes & Diamonds
  • Ashes & Diamonds’ first-ever blend of limited-production, single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon lots
  • A marriage of muscle from high-elevation Cabernet Sauvignon with the finesse of estate Merlot
  • Crafted and blended by Steve Matthiasson and Diana Snowden Seysses—their first-ever collaboration

Diana  Snowden-Seysses

Winemaker, Ashes & Diamonds

Winemaker, Diana  Snowden-Seysses

Diana Snowden Seysses graduated from the Viticulture & Enology program at UC Davis in 2001, then worked in both California and French cellars with Robert Mondavi Winery, Mumm Napa, the Araujo Estate, Château La Fleur de Boüard, Domaine Leflaive and Ramey Wine Cellars. By 2003, Diana had become enologist at Domaine Dujac in Burgundy, and consultant at Domaine de Triennes in Provence; in 2005 she became winemaker at Snowden Vineyards, and later for Ashes & Diamonds in 2016.

Diana was nicknamed “Señorita Macho” at Davis for her enthusiasm for the physical challenges of winemaking. In her spare time, she b-girls to ‘90s hip-hop classics from A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, and Pete Rock & CL Smooth.

Country born: USA

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Steve  Matthiasson

Winemaker, Ashes & Diamonds

Winemaker, Steve  Matthiasson

Steve Matthiasson’s classically-balanced, restrained wines consistently earn the attention of consumers and critics alike, winning him Winemaker of the Year from both Food & Wine and the San Francisco Chronicle. Since receiving his M.S. from UC Davis in 1996, he has consulted for historic vineyards such as Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Spottswoode Winery, the Araujo Estate and Dalla Valle Vineyards. His commitment to viticulture stands as an affirmation of his belief that great wine starts in the vineyard. He is the founding winemaker of Ashes & Diamonds since 2014 and Matthiasson Family Vineyards -- his namesake winery founded in 2003.

In his spare time, Steve enjoys skateboarding and listening to punk rock classics from the Minutemen, Black Flag, Minor Threat and Dead Kennedys.

Country born: USA

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

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