Cathiard Vineyard

Block Justine
2020 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2023 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 27 | Lot No. 23
Vintage: 2020

Cathiard Vineyard

Block Justine

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Our historic 1885 property is situated in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, with 220 acres of primary forest
  • The 45-year-old organic sloped vineyard is planted on drought-resistant St. George rootstock
  • This elegant, opulent and balanced wine is aging in fine French oak barrels produced by our cooper
  • The winemaking style is guided by the savoir faire of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Grand Cru Classé

Description

This wine represents the first vintage Cathiard Vineyard has produced. Florence and Daniel Cathiard purchased this property after falling in love with its biodiversity, and this connection with nature is our guiding principle. This single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is grown on our historic old vines on the slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains. Meticulous care was taken from vine to bottle. The grapes were barrel fermented in French oak made by our cooper. The result yielded delicate extraction that ensured a balanced, powerful wine with elegance in the structure and the aromatic profile. This lot was bottled especially for Premiere Napa Valley and is the only wine produced from this block that we named Justine, after our winemaker. This very special wine embodies the best of the Rutherford terroir combined with our French savoir faire.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Justine Labbe

Winemaker, Cathiard Vineyard

Winemaker, Justine Labbe

In April 2021, Justine Labbé arrived to the Cathiard property from France to become the general manager and winemaker. While she previously worked a harvest at Pine Ridge Winery, the first time she visited Cathiard Vineyard was in April.

Some of her previous experiences included working two harvests at Château Smith Haut Lafitte, a harvest at Moss Creek in Margaret River, Australia and living in very rural Cambodia for the better part of a year introducing agricultural practices and specific crops including permaculture to villages.

Country born: France

Years in the wine industry: 5 years

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