AXR Napa Valley

Sleeping Denali
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 9
Vintage

2019

AXR Napa Valley

Sleeping Denali

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • A blend of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from two of the best AXR Napa Valley blocks
  • 50% of the fruit was sourced from Sleeping Lady Vineyard in Yountville and 50% from Denali Vineyard in the hills of St. Helena
  • 100% barrel fermented from our finest barrels utilizing native yeast; unfined and unfiltered
  • A reflection of Jean Hoefliger’s pursuit to create a wine to push the envelope of Cabernet Sauvignon

AXR is a winery that pays homage to the past at our historic estate in St. Helena. AXR, named after the rootstock which succumbed to phylloxera, left the California wine industry a blank canvas. This was a crossing of the past and future of the wine industry as we know it. AXR has given winemaker Jean Hoefliger this same blank canvas. Jean is driven to push the envelope, challenging not only winemaking but life in general. With an insatiable appetite for art, philosophy and good discussion, Jean thrives when his creativity and passion is left unbound by conventional thinking.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Sustainably produced

Jean Hoefliger

Winemaker, AXR Napa Valley

Winemaker, Jean Hoefliger

Jean Hoefliger was born and raised in Switzerland. His initial experience took him from Switzerland to California where he worked at Michel Schlumberger and Hartford Family in Sonoma followed by Bordeaux and South Africa, making wine at the esteemed estates of Chateau Carbonnieux, and Meerlust. Completing a winemaking and viticulture degree at the Swiss federal school of Changins, Jean made his way back to Bordeaux making wine at Chateau Lynch-Bages and then moving back to California where he spent five years as winemaker for Newton Vineyard from 2001 to 2005. In 2005 Jean started Alpha Omega Winery as the Winemaker and General Manager while concurrently building his consulting business with many projects around the world. After 10 years, the Alpha Omega business reached a size that required more time than he had, and he moved away from the business management to focus solely on winemaking. Two years later in 2019, Jean decided to shift his role within the Alpha Omega organization to become solely Consulting Winemaker.

Jean has built his client wineries over the years to include: Monteverro in Tuscany, Perinet in Priorat, Tolosa Winery in Edna Valley, Grapeheart in Suisun Valley, V. Vineyards in Sonoma County, and Alpha Omega, The Debate, Clark-Claudon, Decades 5, Theorize, Sunshine Valley, MR Michel Rolland and Hill Family Estate all from Napa Valley. Upon launching in 2016, Jean found a forever home as the Winemaker/Partner with AXR Napa Valley.

Country born: Switzerland

Education: Winemaking and Viticulture degree at the Swiss federal school of Changins

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Jean Hoefliger is an artisan inherently driven to push the envelope, continually challenging the cognizance of, not only winemaking, but life in general. With an insatiable appetite for art, philosophy, and a good discussion, Jean thrives when his creativity and passion are left unbound by conventional thinking. Whether in the vineyard, at the winery, home, or around the table with friends - old and new - Jean brings these pursuits alive with playful banter and endearing jokes. In his winemaking, the essence of these experiences is brought to life through a particular craft of winemaking: fundamentally balanced by his experiences in Bordeaux, now left unbridled on the frontier of Napa Valley, making AXR a delectable intersection between the past and future of wine.

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607 Saint Helena Highway
Saint Helena  CA  94574
973-822-0200

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Premiere Napa Valley 2021 Wine Collection

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Ashes & Diamonds 2019 Red Wine Napa Valley V.1 25
AXR Napa Valley 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Sleeping Denali 25
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Chappellet Vineyard 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 25
Davis Estates 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Phase Five: Loving Life! 25
Favia 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley The Rabbit Hole 25
Fe Wines 2019 Red Wine Spring Mountain District Iron Baby 25
La Jota Vineyard Co. 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 25
Pride Mountain Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Summit Select 25
Round Pond Estate 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford SVS Gravel Series Blend 25
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Spottswoode Clone 25
Varozza Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 25
Vineyard 36 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Bands of Aces 25
Volker Eisele Family Estate 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Chiles Valley District 25
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