Dakota Shy

Best Barrel
2022 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 151
Vintage: 2022

Dakota Shy

Best Barrel

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • Our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 12 superb vineyards spanning Napa Valley
  • This complex and broad blend represents a true snapshot of the 2022 vintage
  • A "Best Barrel" selection - the finest barrel of our Napa Valley Cabernet from our cellar in 2022
  • Crafted by winemaker Tom Garrett


Each year, our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised of vineyards that encompass the range of Napa Valley appellations from Oak Knoll to Calistoga and both the Mayacamas and Vaca mountains. This brings together the texture and richness of Napa's valley floor sites with the character and structure of the hillsides. Our "Best Barrel" is a single barrel that we selected as our favorite of the vintage - a standout for its mesmerizing range of flavors and sophistication.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Sustainably produced

Tom Garrett

Winemaker, Dakota Shy

Winemaker, Tom Garrett

Tom's family roots in Napa Valley stretch back to the early 1950s when his great-grandmother purchased a historic Oakville vineyard property within the famed To-Kalon Vineyard. 50 years later, Tom began Detert Family Vineyard wines, named after his great-grandmother and made from his family's Oakville vineyard. Over the past 15 years Tom honed his craft working alongside other great winemakers and mentors at Turley Wine Cellars, Joseph Phelps Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery and Revana Family Vineyard. Tom continues to make his family's highly regarded Detert wines.

Dakota Shy is a thrilling opportunity to work with a great friend and business partner and make wines from some of Napa Valley's most exceptional vineyard sources. With Dakota Shy, Tom is crafting Cabernets in league with the best in the valley and pushing the boundaries of quality and precision.

Country born: USA

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
We are passionate about how we live, where we live and the wines and people that define our valley. We strive to make the greatest Cabernets we are capable of in order to showcase our appreciation for the land and legacy of Napa. Blessed with great friends and partners in the Napa Valley, we have been fortunate to assemble an outstanding portfolio of vineyards whose grapes are the foundation of our wines. Those vineyards and the people who work them are key to the outstanding quality we are able to put into bottle.

Winery Distribution

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

Dakota Shy Contact: Tom Garrett


  • California ( Swirl )
  • Colorado ( Still Tap & Press Distributors, LLC )


  • Japan ( CWC )
  • Switzerland ( Andreas Putzi )
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