Auction 15 | Lot No. 36
Detert Family Vineyards
5 cases produced
Winemaker, Detert Family Vineyards
In keeping with the family winegrowing tradition, the Detert wines are crafted by Tom Garrett, one of the three great-grandsons behind the Detert label. The Wine Spectator has heralded Tom as a rising star winemaker. He cut his teeth at the likes of Turley, Joseph Phelps, Robert Mondavi, and under Heidi Peterson Barrett as her assistant winemaker for Revana. Tom has been at the helm of the Detert wines since 2000.
Country born: United States
Education: Middlebury College
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
Wines that express their location. Balance of ”Old World” structure and style with “New World” fruit
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: It gave me an opportunity to create a small lot based on our old-vine Cabernet Franc. A very distinctive area of our vineyard that is typically a component of our blend and tells a great story of our historic property.
Golden Gate Wine Cellars, Inc.
2337 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco CA 94127
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection