Ladera Vineyards

Two Mountains
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2010 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 14 | Lot No. 75
Vintage: 2008

Ladera Vineyards

Two Mountains

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


This wine includes the best lots of Cabernet from our two mountain vineyards. Howell Mountain is at 1,800 feet in the western mountains. It has deep red volcanic soil that is high in minerals but low in nutrients, yielding its dark red spicy fruit. Lone Canyon is at 1,100 feet in the eastern mountains. Its soils are chalky and minerally with very steep slopes resulting in extremely small berries and very intense flavors. They represent the best of these two estate, hillside wines. The best of Two Mountains.

Aging Process

Our top wines average 22 months in a combination of new and used French oak barrels.

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.55
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • 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

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: With nearly 100 separate vineyard bloack it is easy to say we have explored the breeadth and width of our vineyards.

Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?

A: To marry the bolder flavors of hte western mounatins with the more elegant expression from Howell Mountain in the eastern mountains.

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  Cabernet Sauvignon  because  it comes from the best lots of two very distinct hillside locations.

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

A: With the hearty tannins and bold fruit flavors it has proven to age well and improve over this period.


81 South 9th Street
Minneapolis  MN  55402


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