Auction 28 | Lot No. 97
5 cases produced
- Blending of two single-vineyard mountain tops to create a stunning 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 50% Howell Mountain fruit blended with 50% Mount Veeder
- Crafted from the 2022 vintage, which was excellent for the mountain appellations
- Aging in 100% new French oak in a climate-controlled cave
Repeating the process for our inaugural Premiere lot for TATE, we took our two Cabernet Sauvignon mountain, micro single vineyards that we work with and created an amazing blend. Fifty percent comes from atop Howell Mountain, where this less-than-an-acre vineyard is meticulously hand-tended by the vineyard owner, producing perfect fruit that results in amazing aromatics. The other 50% comes from the cool Mount Veeder appellation. This late ripening vineyard contributes concentration and structure. Together this lot is a stunning wine with an amazing ability to age for many years to come.
David has worked in the Barossa Valley, Australia; Provence, France; Canterbury, New Zealand, Tuscany Italy and has traveled to every fine wine region in the world. David graduated from Brock University in 2002, with an Honors Degree in Enology and Viticulture. Prior to working with Barnett where he is the G.M. and winemaker, David was the assistant winemaker at Ridge Vineyards for five years atop Montebello in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
With these over 28 years of experience the groundwork has been laid for David's commitment to quality and understanding of what it takes to produce premium, world-class wine with a sense of place. David's research work has been published (AJEV) and he is an advocate of wine education as he has a diploma from and is a guest lecturer for the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET).
Country born: Canada
Education: Brock University, Enology & Viticulture with Honors
Lincoln University, Enology & Viticulture
Wine and Spirits Education Trust, WSET-Diploma
Published with the AJEV
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Letting the vineyard express itself in the wine. It is about a sense of place being evident in the wine, not the winemaking.
TATE is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.
TATE Contact: David Tate
- California ( Breakthru )
- New York ( M. Touton )