Sequoia Grove Winery

Gary Morisoli's Catch
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 37
Vintage

2009

Sequoia Grove Winery

Gary Morisoli's Catch

Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

5 cases produced

In addition to being a highly skilled farmer growing grapes on some of the most prized land in all of Napa Valley, Gary Morisoli is a skilled catch-and-release fisherman. Every year he waits until the grapes are off the vine to head north to fish. This year, the grapes came off just before the heavy rains, giving him TWO things to be happy about: full rivers AND grapes harvested in the nick of time! If you manage to catch this wine, we doubt you’ll want to release it.


Aging Process

Aged 20 months in new French oak

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine

Tasting Chart

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

Molly Hill

Winemaker, Sequoia Grove Winery

Winemaker, Molly Hill

A graduate of the UC Davis Viticulture and Enology program, Molly traveled the globe, working and studying in Chile and New Zealand, as well as her native California, before settling in at Sequoia Grove to work with well-respected winemaker Michael Trujillo. Working closely with viticulturist Jake Terrell on the Rutherford estate vineyards in addition to amazing growers on the Rutherford Bench, Pritchard Hill, Howell Mountain and the foothills of St. Helena, Yountville, and Oak Knoll deepen her understanding of winemaking.

Country born: United States

Education: BS in Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis
Minor in Spanish
Year long study abroad at Lincoln University, New Zealand
Mentors: Michael Trujillo and Jennifer Lamb

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Honors / Awards:
Top 100 Wines of the World from Wine Spectator: 2015 Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaking Philosophy:
1. Start with great vineyards 2. Blend to make the wine even better 3. Balance above all else

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: Most of our Morisoli fruit goes into our stellar Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This single-vineyard bottling allows us to highlight the amazingness that is this vineyard.

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Hess Collection Winery 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 9
Paradigm Winery 2003 Cabernet Franc Oakville 9
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St. Clement Vineyards 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 9
Truchard Vineyards 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Los Carneros 9
Volker Eisele Family Estate 2004 50% Merlot 50% Cabernet Franc Chiles Valley District 9
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Clos Pegase 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Palisades Vineyard - Riverbed Block 7
Milat Vineyards 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Premiere Cuvee, Estate 7
Mount Veeder Winery 2001 Meritage Napa Valley 7
Reverie on Diamond Mountain 2001/2002 Malbec Blend Diamond Mountain District 7
The Hess Collection Winery 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 7
Turnbull Wine Cellars 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Turnbull Triangle 7
Benessere 2000 Sangiovese St. Helena Estate - Brunello di Montalcino clone 6
Chimney Rock Winery 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District "Premiere Cuvee" 6
Frazier Winery 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Lupine Hill Vineyard 6
Girard Winery 1999 Merlot Oakville 6
Monticello Vineyards 2000 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley Big Ranch Vineyards 6
Paradigm Winery 2000 Proprietary Red Oakville Estate Bottled 6
Rombauer Vineyards 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 6
Schramsberg Vineyards 1993 Sparkling Wine Napa Valley J.L.D. Schram 6
Silverado Vineyards 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District See Selection 6
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Rutherford 6
Staglin Family Vineyard 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Salus - A Taste of the Old & New 6
Turnbull Wine Cellars 2000 Cabernet Franc Oakville Block 4/Weitz Vineyard 6
Volker Eisele Family Estate 2001 Merlot Chiles Valley District Volker Eisele Vineyard 6
Judd's Hill 2000 Chardonnay Napa Valley Blue Moon 5
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 5
Turnbull Wine Cellars 1999 Red Table Wine Oakville 5
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