Terra Valentine

2009 Cabernet Franc
Spring Mountain District

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 52
Vintage

2009

Terra Valentine

Cabernet Franc
Spring Mountain District

5 cases produced

The Spring Mountain District is the perfect place to grow Cabernet Franc. The long growing season above the fog paired with the cooler temperatures allows the Cab Franc to hang out on the vine to develop rich, ripe flavors that show the best the grape can offer. Our estate yields only two tons to the acre from the rocky, volcanic soils and produces a Cabernet Franc that surely stands out from the crowd.


Aging Process

22 months in French Oak 75% new

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • 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

Sam Baxter

Winemaker, Terra Valentine

Winemaker, Sam Baxter

I was born and raised in St. Helena and grew up alongside my dad, who began making wine in Napa Valley in 1968. By the time I was in high school, I was working every afternoon in the wine business and began to develop my palate for blending wines. I blended my first solo wine my senior year of high school. After graduating from UC Davis and working a vintage in Australia, I had the opportunity to join a start-up on Spring Mountain and have been here ever since.

Country born: United States

Education: BS Fermentation Science 1998 UC Davis

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I grew up drinking the wines of the 1970s and 1980s from the Napa Valley. The understated elegance of those wines, along with their staying power, was a profound influence. Though my style has a modern influence as well, I feel it is important for a wine to show a sense of place and for each component to balance out the other so that the experience is seamless.

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?

A: Our Cabernet Franc is planted in our warmest and rockiest sites on the Yverdon Estate. The unique character and richness of theses grapes is perfect for PNV. Cab Franc is not just a blender anymore.

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162 South Rancho Santa Fe Road
Suite A-10
Encinitas  CA  92024
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