BRAND Napa Valley

See Clone
2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2023 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction | Lot No. 16
Vintage

2021

BRAND Napa Valley

See Clone

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Your wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Organically grown and thoughtfully farmed from a single estate vineyard block on Pritchard Hill
  • Fermented in a small French oak tank by ambient yeast and aging unfined in one exquisite barrel
  • Masterfully made by Philippe Melka, with BRAND since its founding, and our winemaker Matt Johnson

Description

BRAND Napa Valley’s stunning estate vineyards on Pritchard Hill combine the energy and power of the hillside with a character that is sophisticated and rare. The See Clone Cabernet Sauvignon consistently stands out among several exceptional vineyard blocks. It was fermented in an Ermitage Oak upright to accentuate its bright fruit and velvet texture. A Taransaud T5 barrel was selected by the winemakers to deliver an expressive wine with perfect tension, freshness and nuance.


Wine Facts

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

Philippe Melka

Winemaker, BRAND Napa Valley

Winemaker, Philippe Melka

My journey started at Chateau Haut Brion (where my passion for cabernet-based blends and sauvignon blanc began) and I completed a masters program in Agronomy and Enology under the direction of Professor Sequin, the renowned terroir specialist. I was fascinated by the relationship between soil and wine quality,
a fascination which continues today.

Yearning to know more, I set out for Napa Valley (Dominus Estate), Western Australia (Chittering Estate), Chianti in Italy (Badia O Coltibuono) and Bordeaux (Chateau Petrus) where I divided my time between soil study and winemaking. However, the great diversity of terroirs I found in Napa Valley, and its potential for extraordinary wines, was a revelation to me.

Country born: France

Education: University of Bordeaux - geology, viticulture, enology
Mentor in the United States: Paul Draper
Mentor in France: Christian Moueix

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
My philosophy is to make good wine!

Matt Johnson

Winemaker, BRAND Napa Valley

Winemaker, Matt Johnson

Winemaker Matt Johnson, who works closely with Philippe Melka, cultivates and creates BRAND wines that express the distinctive beauty of this estate.

Country born: United States

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

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