Farella Vineyard

Terrace Reserve
2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
Coombsville

2023 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction | Lot No. 40
Vintage

2021

Farella Vineyard

Terrace Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon
Coombsville

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate vineyard in the heart of the Coombsville nested appellation
  • A unique blend of our favorite barrels from blocks in our west-facing hillside
  • Fruit is sourced from Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted in 1993 and 2000
  • Known for balance, our wine style is ideal for long-term aging and continued development

Description

The 2021 Terrace Reserve is a blend of our favorite barrels from two distinct Cabernet Sauvignon blocks planted in the heart of our estate vineyard. The grapes were grown on a west-facing slope of the Vaca Mountains in the Coombsville nested appellation. These vines are blanketed in cool breezes coming off the San Pablo Bay in a site with sweeping views of Napa Valley, from Mount Tamalpais to Mount St. Helena. The fruit was fermented in open-top tanks, punched down twice daily and is aging in barrel for 22 months. Your wine is a unique expression of the Farella Vineyard, crafted specifically for Premiere Napa Valley, but retaining the same balance and ageability that we are known for.


Wine Facts

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

Ryan Pass

Winemaker, Farella Vineyard

Winemaker, Ryan Pass

Ryan started working in the cellars of Napa Valley as a summer job while in College. Quickly enamored with the process he changed paths and transferred into the Viticulture and Enology program at UC Davis. He worked in multiple cellars around the valley before finding Farella. The philosophy and style of wine being made by Tom Farella was something he wanted to learn, and has been working there ever since.

Country born: United States of America

Education: BS Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis 2011

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Tom Farella

Winemaker, Farella Vineyard

Winemaker, Tom Farella

Tom Farella's original inspiration to enter the wine trade began as a youngster at the dinner table and was later fortified by a family trip to France and some gentle prodding by father Frank. He graduated from UC Davis in 1983 with a degree in Viticulture and Enology while holding down weekend and harvest work with Neyers Vineyards and Flora Springs Winery. His first real job was as winemaker at Preston in Sonoma County which he left after six years to work in Burgundy for Domaine Jacques Prieur in Meursault. The work/travel bug persisted, so he then worked in Oregon for a harvest at Ponzi Winery, then in the vineyard for Beaux Freres. It was after these rich experiences in 1990 that he came back to Farella Vineyard full time.

Country born: United States

Education: BS Enology & Viticulture, UC Davis 1983
Original Mentors, Bruce Neyers and father Frank
Preston Vineyards, Mentor Lou Preston
Harvest+ in Burgundy, Mentors Martin & Jean Prieur 1989
Harvest+ Oregon, 1990 (Dick Ponzi)

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Honor the vineyard site and always focus on balance, in order to produce wines with vibrancy and that complement a meal.

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