Tom Eddy Winery

Block One Plus
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2010 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 14 | Lot No. 158
Vintage

2007

Tom Eddy Winery

Block One Plus

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

The "Block One Plus" Cabernet lot comes from the renowned Pritchard Hill and the upcoming prestigous SpanosBerberian vineyard. This incredibly small Cabernet barrel lot was married with Petit Verdot from the same ranch, and hand-crafted by Tom Eddy. Block One Plus refers to the actual first block of Cab planted on the property, with the "plus" being an exotic clone of Petit Verdot as a top note. The south-facing vineyard slope at over 1,000 foot elevation sits in the center of the new-wave terroir-based Cabernet producers, and begs for the "collector's cellar." This highly structured wine shows great finesse and is a show stopper.


Aging Process

Three years on 80% New French oak. Minimal racking.

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.69
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

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: We were able to restrict yield to 12 clusters per vine and allow classic concentration of flavors, and yet pick early enough to maintain acid, balance and elegance.

Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?

A: This is our first production of the highly-touted Pritchard Hill area Cabs. The complexity and elegance from a young vineyard was outstanding.

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 One Clone 4 Cab  because  it was the most evenly balanced crop on the vineyard site.

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

A: This wine will age for 20 years and yet will not breakdown and become tired due to the classic balance of flavor, acid, tannin and alcohol.

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

A: Rich and Lovely, like the daughter of a millionaire, Hollywood starlet.

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1014 Clinton Street
Napa  CA  94559-2003
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