VIADER Vineyards and Winery

Roaring Twenties
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2010 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 14 | Lot No. 27
Vintage

2008

VIADER Vineyards and Winery

Roaring Twenties

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

20 cases produced

This vintage represents our 20th harvest from the VIADER Estate and 25 years of excellence in winemaking in Napa Valley. The mother-son winemaking team, Delia and Alan Viader, has chosen to highlight our Howell Mountain estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the A-block for its richness and intensity. Contiguous to Delia's home, this block is unmistakably seductive. Let's celebrate our 20s with 20 cases of this magnificent "Roaring Twenties" Cabernet Sauvignon.


Aging Process

2 years in Taransaud (French Oak) barrel

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.82
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Delia Viader

Winemaker, Viader Vineyards & Winery

Winemaker, Delia Viader

I came to the United States as a post-graduate college student. Even before establishing VIADER, I was decidedly more attracted to Old World wines, and particularly impressed by the wines of St. Emilion which incorporate a lot of Cabernet Franc.

This was my inspiration for creating a blend with a high percentage of Cabernet Franc (the VIADER blend usually comprises of nearly 40% Cabernet Franc, and 60% Cabernet Sauvignon).

Always "daring to be different," I decided to bring the Bordeaux style of winemaking and vineyard cultivation to the California hillside by planting the vines in rows going up and down the mountain, following the path of the afternoon sun down the steep slopes of Howell Mountain. Soon after successfully releasing my first vintage, it was clear that with optimal sun exposure, and unique soil that allows for natural drainage, the vines in the rocky terroir produce fruit of exceptional quality.

In 2002, my son Alan came on board first to manage the vineyards and later became our Director of Operations, joining me on the winemaking and production team.

Country born: Argentina

Education: PhD in philosophy from Sorbonne Paris, MBA from MIT Sloan School, Financial Management from UC Berkeley, and Viticulture & Enology classes from UC Davis.

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Our philosophy is to allow the grapes and terroir (all factors that influence the character of grapes grown in a specific microclimate), to express themselves naturally in every glass of Viader.

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?

A: Components for the blend were hand-selected from small lots, choosing among favorite wines from French Oak barrels.

Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?

A: 2008 vintage represented our twentieth harvest, and so we wanted to make an ultra-premium blend from our best lots that showed bright ripe fruit, but elegance for our winemaker's European palate.

Q: Fill in the blanks: I chose to make this wine from this particular ______________ because ______________.

A: I chose to make this wine from this particular  Block A  because  of its richness and intensity, and it was complemented by some cabernet franc from Blocks B, C & D.

Q: Why should a wine lover have a bottle of this wine in their cellar?

A: It is a unique work of art, and very limited in production.

Q: Any quote, poem, lyric you feel represents this wine?

A: "Great wines are characterized by the intensity and delicacy of their bouquets. What one calls 'finesse' allied to a complexity and individuality which go to make up their distinctive personalities."

FROM: "The taste of wine: the art and science of wine appreciation" By Emile Peynaud, Jacques Blouin

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