Auction 28 | Lot No. 30
William Harrison Vineyards & Winery
Red Table Wine
5 cases produced
- The first ever 50/50 blend of our two Cabernets, which comprise roughly 80% of the estate vineyard
- Inspired by Niebaum-Coppola's "Rubicon" blend, Bill Harrison first planted Cabernet Franc in 1991
- Well-drained sandy loam and volcanic ash in our soils help reduce vigor and lend complex minerality
- For the 2022 vintage, this blend will form the basis of our flagship "Rutherford Reserve" Cabernet
Your wine represents the first ever 50/50 blend of our two Cabernets, which comprise roughly 80% of the estate vineyard. Inspired by Niebaum-Coppola's "Rubicon" blend, Bill Harrison first planted Cabernet Franc in 1991. For the 2022 vintage, this blend will form the basis of our flagship "Rutherford Reserve" Cabernet.
- Single vineyard wine
- Sustainably produced
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Sean M Quinn
Winemaker, William Harrison Vineyards & Winery
Like most starving artists, Sean M Quinn waited tables while studying Theater Production and Design at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. While working alongside a prominent local wine director, he was inspired to learn how grape juice could taste so good, and agreed to a two year stint at Williamsburg Winery. After learning everything from scrubbing tanks to filling barrels, he traveled to McLaren Vale, Australia to intern for the following winter’s harvest. The summer of 2008, he ventured out to California, alternating between cellar jobs during harvest and hospitality in the off season. For the next several years, he worked for numerous wineries in the region while earning his Certificate of Viticulture and Enology from Napa Valley College. Since graduating in 2013, Sean has been Cellar Manager at Viader Winery, Winemaker at Hannah Nicole in Contra Costa County, and most recently, Associate Production Winemaker for Amici Cellars, overseeing the custom crush program and bottling for their larger Olema and Appellation Series brands. The opportunity to work with a small estate vineyard in Rutherford, and to be hands-on from vine to wine was an offer he couldn’t refuse. When he’s not making wine, Sean enjoys bocce ball, golf, snowboarding and the occasional sailboat race.
Country born: USA
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
William Harrison Vineyards & Winery is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.
William Harrison Vineyards & Winery Contact: Rod Santos
- California ( Monterey Bay Wine Company )
- California ( Curlew Wines )