Erikson & Caradin

Ivy & Thistle
2021 Cabernet Sauvignon

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 123
Vintage: 2021

Erikson & Caradin

Ivy & Thistle

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced


  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Miller Ranch vineyards in Yountville
  • A rare Cabernet Sauvignon produced by winemaker Kevin Morrisey
  • Lavishly smooth and exquisitely fragrant, possessing the potential to mature gracefully for many years
  • Aging in 60% new French oak and 40% second use barrels


Derived from the meticulously farmed Miller Ranch vineyards that stretch along the Napa Valley floor, your Premiere Napa Valley wine is crafted exclusively from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. With its rich, dense structure, it faithfully reflects winemaker Kevin Morrisey's signature style, firmly grounded in cooler climate vineyards. This cool climate characteristic extends the grapes' time on the vine, ensuring an exquisite blend of concentrated flavors and sugars.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine

Kevin  Morrisey

Winemaker, Erikson & Caradin

Winemaker, Kevin  Morrisey

Morrisey, a former grad student at New York University’s elite film school, spent ten years in show business as an electrician and cameraman before setting out to reinvent himself as a winemaker. While attending graduate school at the University of California, Davis, he was offered a harvest internship at Château Pétrus and jumped at the opportunity. Once back home he signed on at Stags’ Leap Winery as enologist and was quickly promoted to assistant winemaker. Five years later he was recruited away by Tony Soter to take over the winemaker position at Etude Wines, only to be enticed back to Stags’ Leap after two years later as the Head Winemaker and GM for that historical property. Then, after four years leading Stags’ Leap, he was again recruited away, this time by Ehlers Estate in St. Helena. At Ehlers Estate he built a reputation for crafting world-class Bordeaux varietals from their prestigious organic vineyards, stewarding that brand and property for over nine years. Today he continues to drive quality and champion excellence as the winemaker for ATC Wines.

Country born: USA

Education: I obtained my Master of Science degree from UC Davis. My career commenced with an internship at Petrus Winery in Pomerol and my earliest mentor was Winemaker Robert Britton at Stags Leap Winery.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Outstanding wine originates from exceptional terroir and meticulous farming practices. I allow the wines to express their unique character. I believe wine demands a keen eye for detail, countless hours of hard work, and an unwavering commitment to ongoing learning and improvement.

Winery Distribution

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

Erikson & Caradin Contact: David  Zurowski


  • California ( Self )


  • Hong Kong ( Awines )
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