Fairest Creature

2022 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 141
Vintage: 2022

Fairest Creature

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Three Napa Valley stars unite for a unique winemakers' collaboration
  • A perfect blend from Napa Valley floor to mountain elevation
  • Aging 19 months in new French oak barrels
  • Masterfully blended by Michel Rolland, creating an age-worthy, distinctive wine

Description

Crafted by three esteemed vintners – Thomas Brown, Benoit Touquette and Philippe Melka – this exceptional blend showcases the fruits of mankind's relentless dedication to winemaking. Aging for 19 months in new French oak barrels adds opulence and complexity. Expertly blended by Michel Rolland, this unique PNV offering stands as a testament to the dedication and artistry of these winemakers. It's a heartfelt salute to the rich winemaking heritage of Napa Valley.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered

Thomas Brown

Winemaker, Fairest Creature

Winemaker, Thomas Brown

The only American in our lineup of winemakers, Thomas stands out for his soft-spoken humility and down-to-earth work ethic. With an enviable résumé that includes winemaking positions at top producers such as Turley and Schrader, Thomas is today considered to be Napa’s “Top Gun,” the maestro behind highly prized wines notable for their signature fleshy, opulent, hedonistic style.

Country born: United States

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Benoit Touquette

Winemaker, Fairest Creature

Winemaker, Benoit Touquette

Witty in conversation and intense about his work, Benoit began his wine journey in his hometown, obtaining degrees in Oenology and Chemistry at the University of Bordeaux. Aided by his friend and mentor Michel Rolland and eager to explore the world, he moved to the Napa Valley in the early 2000s. Benoit’s signature seductive wine style quickly garnered consecutive 100-point accolades from Robert Parker. His dedication and raw talent have been credited with transforming a struggling small winery into one of the Valley’s most exciting estates.

Country born: France

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Philippe Melka

Winemaker, Fairest Creature

Winemaker, Philippe Melka

A Bordeaux native, Philippe always lights up the room with his enthusiasm for winemaking. After more than 20 years in the Napa Valley, he has gained a deep understanding of the terroir. Philippe’s celebrated Cabernet Sauvignon style is a masterly mélange of French winemaking traditions and modern technology, resulting in a precise, pure and elegant wine.

Country born: France

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winery Distribution

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

Fairest Creature Contact: Yvette Zhang

Domestic:

  • Florida ( Aspect Fine Wine )
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