Perchance Estates

2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 162
Vintage: 2021

Perchance Estates

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our very best barrels from the renowned Beckstoffer Georges III and To Kalon Vineyards
  • Aging for 22 months in 100% new Tonnellerie Darnajou and Taransaud French oak barrels
  • Winemaker Mike Smith expertly crafted a sensational blend that demonstrates why the Rutherford and Oakville appellations are so revered
  • The wine presents a rich, deep garnet color that is inky-purple and shows notes of cassis, dark plums, graphite and artisan chocolate


We arrived in Napa Valley for a 50th birthday celebration, with no intention of leaving as vintners. We arranged a cozy tasting session with our dear friends Mike and Leah Smith. Over the past decade, we indulged in Mike’s exceptional wines and witnessed his remarkable ascent in the wine industry. As expected, that evening, the wine and conversation began to flow effortlessly. At one point, Mike mentioned that certain rows of Cabernet Sauvignon in the historic Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III vineyard might be available. We knew that vintners waited years for the opportunity to work with grapes from Georges III, and that many never got the chance. Mike described to us in detail the premium terroir of the available rows, and wondered if we might be interested in procuring the grapes. The thought of becoming vintners had never entered our thoughts, but the opportunity to craft our own wine from a hallowed heritage vineyard in Napa Valley was nothing short of exhilarating. When Mike graciously extended his offer to not only create the wine but also share the wealth of knowledge amassed throughout his and Leah's extraordinary careers, our path forward became clear and our journey was charted.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Mike Smith

Winemaker, Perchance Estates

Winemaker, Mike Smith

Originally hailing from Oregon, Mike honed his winemaking skills under the guidance of the esteemed Thomas Rivers Brown, and worked at some of California's most respected wineries, including Schrader, Rivers Marie, Maybach Family, and Outpost. By combining his innate winemaking talent with the knowledge and expertise gained from his mentor, Mike has created some of the most sought-after and revered wines in the world.

While Mike has an exceptional ability to make a wide range of spectacular varietals, it is when crafting Cabernet Sauvignon that his skills shine brightest. His Cabernet Sauvignons have collectively garnered an impressive sixteen 100-point scores from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate and Jeb Dunnuck.

Country born: United States

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winery Distribution

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

Perchance Estates Contact: Katie Papadakis


  • Arizona ( Direct: Perchance )
  • California ( Grapevine Wine Brokers )
  • Illinois ( Direct Perchance )
  • Indiana ( Carroll )
  • Iowa ( Okoboji )
  • Michigan ( Great Lakes )
  • Minnesota ( Maverick )
  • South Dakota ( Okoboji )
  • Texas ( Monopole )
  • Wisconsin ( Pure Wisconsin )


  • France ( Signature Selections )
  • Japan ( Nakagawa )
  • Mexico ( Wine Studio )
  • South Korea ( Vinotheque )
  • Switzerland ( Fine Spirits )
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