Tamber Bey

2022 Cabernet Sauvignon

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 140
Vintage: 2022

Tamber Bey

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced


  • Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from our Oakville estate vineyard provide the source for this lot
  • Grapes were fermented in new Taransaud and Darnajou French oak barrels
  • Barrel fermentation contributes exceptionally integrated oak tannin and stabilization of wine color
  • The wine's opulent texture and ripe fruit are signature qualities of the 2022 vintage in Oakville


As president of the Oakville Winegrowers, Tamber Bey's founder and owner Barry Waitte is passionate about the Oakville appellation, which is home to some of the most iconic vineyard sites in Napa Valley. This wine is the essence of Oakville - ripe yet complex fruit displaying true Cabernet Sauvignon varietal character, seamless and fine tannins, nuanced acidity and an opulent mid-palate. This 100% barrel-fermented lot is a key component of Tamber Bey's Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, but has never before been bottled as a stand-alone wine.

Wine Facts

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

Sally Johnson Blum

Winemaker, Tamber Bey

Winemaker, Sally Johnson Blum

Sally’s wines have garnered multiple 100-point scores from critic Robert Parker, earned a place on Wine Spectator’s “Top 100 Wines in the World” list, and graced numerous White House State functions. Named by Glamour magazine as one of the US’s “10 Most Badass Women Winemakers,” Sally previously served as Director of Winemaking for Robert Mondavi Winery and Winemaker at Pride Mountain Vineyards. She graduated from the University of Michigan with degrees in French literature and biology, and earned her masters degree in winemaking at the University of California, Davis. Among her many contributions to the local industry, Sally is a participant in the Napa Valley Vintners Leadership Development Program's third cohort, 2023 - 2024.

Country born: United States

Education: Napa Valley Leadership Program, cohort 3 member
Oakville Winegrowers Association technical committee member
Unified Symposium planning committee member

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
Over ten wines served at White House state dinners
One of Glamour magazine's "Top 10 Most Badass Women Winemakers"
Two 100-point scores from Robert Parker
Three wines on the Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines in the World list
One wine on the Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wines in the World list
Food and Wine magazine's Best Merlot for its category

Winemaking Philosophy:
My philosopy towards winemaking involves letting the site drive the process. I've had the good fortune to work with some phenomenal sites over the course of my career, and I enjoy the process of tailoring my approach to winemaking to each site in order to realize its potential. I feel that it's possible to produce balanced wines even from full-throttle sites; I love intense flavors, and I enjoy the process of adding layers and complexity through a preservation of varietal character and a conscientious approach to the development of midpalate.

Winery Distribution

Tamber Bey is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.

Tamber Bey Contact: Jennifer Waitte


  • Florida ( Unfiltered Unfined Wines )
  • Illinois ( Elevage Wine and Spirits )
  • Nevada ( Cork Distributors )
  • New Jersey ( Banville Merchants )
  • New York ( Banville Merchants )
  • Oklahoma ( Premium Brands )
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