Auction 15 | Lot No. 95
5 cases produced
We only make 400 cases each year of our
regular releases, so a blend like this Premiere
Napa Valley lot is extremely rare—all estate
fruit, all family-grown and all family-made.
We’re very proud of both our family approach
and this blend that shows the character,
balance and intensity that typically come
from our hillside terraces.
This Cabernet was crafted in an Old-World
style, seeking balance and complexity, and
blended with small amounts of Petit Verdot,
Merlot and Cabernet Franc. 2008 was a
wonderful vintage, expressing lively floral
and dark cherry notes on the nose, with
intense blueberries, sage and milk chocolate
dominating the palate. The tannin structure
is round, providing a balanced, velvety
mouthfeel complemented by faint sweet
oak. It is a classically structured, subtle and
18 months in french oak then 12 months in bottle
- pH: 3.8
- Single vineyard wine
- Sustainably produced
- Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
||very full bodied
Winemaker, Boeschen Vineyards
My previous winemaking experience came from multiple great wineries, including Spottswoode, Sequoia Grove/Karl Lawrence and Chateau Mercier, in Bordeaux.
Country born: United States
Education: Degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis.
Study and winemaking work in Bordeaux, France.
Mentored by Mike and Molly at Sequoia Grove/Karl Lawrence and Jennifer Williams and Rosemary Cakebread at Spottswoode
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
My first priority is to make balanced, expressive wines that reflect the character of our hillside estate vineyards. My second priority is to take the winemaking seriously while not taking myself too seriously!
Q&A With the Winemaker
Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?
A: 2008 was a fantastic vintage for us, with a great deal of character and flavor intensity. We had fun putting together a unique blend that reflects the heritage of that wonderful vintage and the terroir of our obsidian-based terraces.
San Francisco 49ers / Levy
4949 Marie P. DeBartolo Way
Santa Clara CA 95054-1229
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection