S. R. Tonella Cellars

2022 Cabernet Sauvignon

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 100
Vintage: 2022

S. R. Tonella Cellars

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced


  • Sourced 100% from the Rutherford Bench
  • 100% cultivated by hand
  • Fruit sourced from two rare French clones of Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Produced by fourth-generation vintner Steve Tonella


This unique Premiere Napa Valley wine is sourced from our S. R. Tonella Cellars vineyard, located in the Rutherford nested appellation, which has been in proprietor Steve Tonella’s family for generations. We carefully timed and harvested at night, hand-sorted the clusters, then destemmed and sorted the berries to ensure the true expression of this site-specific Cabernet Sauvignon. Steve Tonella, along with a trusted team, selected this single barrel from the vintage’s most elegant French oak barrels. This complex wine showcases the exceptional character of the Rutherford nested appellation, with varying notes of black fruit and savory spices on the nose; bright layers of fruit show complex and layered integration with the oak, giving way to flavors of cassis and raspberry with notes of chocolate and spice. The beautiful fruit is enhanced by the lush mouthfeel, fine velvety tannins and wonderfully long finish.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Sustainably produced

Steve Tonella

Winemaker, S. R. Tonella Cellars

Winemaker, Steve Tonella

Steve Tonella is a fourth-generation vintner from Rutherford Napa Valley. From a young age Steve learned about viticulture in Rutherford from his father and grandfather. Interest led him to start making wine in the mid 1990s and furthering his knowledge in the viticulture program at UC Davis but most of his knowledge is attributed to great mentors. Steve actively manages all aspects of S. R. Tonella Cellars, especially the estate Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard.

Country born: USA

Education: Viticulture UC Davis

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Let the vines do the talking. Wine is made in the vineyard. Our Winemaking ethos is to express the best of vineyard specific terroir in every vintage produced.

Winery Distribution

S. R. Tonella Cellars is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.

S. R. Tonella Cellars Contact: Steve Tonella


  • Oklahoma ( Premium Brands Wine and Spirits )


  • Germany ( HPJ Wine )
  • Hong Kong ( The Jockey Club )
  • Japan ( Nakagawa Wine Co., Ltd. )
  • South Korea ( J Wine Company )
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