Auction 14 | Lot No. 198
5 cases produced
Amy's love affair with Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon started in the late 1980s when she began her winemaking career at Joseph Phelps Vineyards.It was there that she cut her teeth on the king of grapes and became intimate with some of Napa Valley's finest sites. In 2000 Amy decided it was time to fashion her own wine from vineyards that offered superior aromatics, flavors, textures and character.
Country born: United States
Education: BS Horticulture UW Madison
MS Plant Pathology UC Davis
Mentors: Mia Klein
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Start with great vineyard sources and coax the maximum expression of Cabernet out of each vintage.
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: To create a "dream wine" from the cellar. I took my very favorite barrel & vineyard selections and blended specific portions of them to produce a unique wine for PNV.
Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?
A: The boldness of Rutherford Dust nuanced with the spice and toniness of St. Helena fruit. (It doesn't have to hurt to be good)
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 blend because It showcases great Cabernet Sauvignon from historical Napa Valley vineyards in a powerful yet graceful way. (It drinks big yet it's in balance)
Q: Why should a wine lover have a bottle of this wine in their cellar?
A: Because "The Twist" tastes great now and will develop in to an even better wine in the years to come. It has balance, style and longevity built in.
Q: Any quote, poem, lyric you feel represents this wine?
A: Life is a Journey...Meander More.
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Houston TX 77005
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection