Sequoia Grove Winery

Tonella Estate - Barrel Select
2021 Cabernet Sauvignon

2023 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction | Lot No. 112


Sequoia Grove Winery

Tonella Estate - Barrel Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced


  • The Tonella Vineyard has been an important part of our estate program for more than 30 years
  • Sourced from unique, rocky, volcanic soils, situated on the eastern-most side of the Rutherford nested appellation
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aging for 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels
  • Included in our estates that were recertified Napa Green—one of the first five in Napa Valley to do so

Wine Facts

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

Jesse Fox

Winemaker, Sequoia Grove Winery

Winemaker, Jesse Fox

Jesse Fox most recently served as winemaker at Amici Cellars and began his winemaking career in the cellars of Harlan Estates’ The Napa Valley Reserve and Promontory; he also served as the assistant winemaker at Ram’s Gate in Sonoma-Carneros.

Before starting his wine career, which has taken him to the Loire Valley, Argentina and New Zealand, Fox studied at Le Cordon Bleu and Cornell University, and worked as a chef for Thomas Keller at The French Laundry.

Fox’s professional kitchen experience makes him uniquely suited to reinforce the Sequoia Grove philosophy built around tradition-defying culinary pairings that showcase Cabernet Sauvignon’s nuances.

Country born: United States

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Achieving balance is the guiding principle in my winemaking.

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