ZD Wines

Petit Abacus
Non-vintage Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 127
Vintage

Non-vintage

ZD Wines

Petit Abacus

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

ZD Wines is owned and operated by three generations of the deLeuze family. Petit Abacus (defined by Abacus) is the embodiment of over 40 years of the family’s dedication to innovative winemaking. Defined by ZD’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Abacus is a solera-style blend (multivintage) of every Reserve Cabernet the winery has ever produced—nineteen vintages (1992- 2010) married with our 2010 Petit Verdot. The resulting wine is a rare treasure—a meeting between the complexity of age and the vibrancy of youth.


Aging Process

Solera-style approach to aging this multi vintage wine. The solera includes nineteen vintages of ZD Reserve Cabernet(1992-2010) married with 2010 Petit Verdot. All of this wine is barrel aged in appropriately seasoned 52 gallon American Oak barrels on a continuing basis.

Chris Pisani

Winemaker, ZD Wines

Winemaker, Chris Pisani

Growing up in a big Italian family, Senior Winemaker Chris Pisani learned to appreciate the very aspects that make Napa Valley so memorable: great people, history, wine and food. During his formative years, Chris studied chemistry in college while experimenting with winemaking at home. He quickly was hooked, and Chris was destined to move to the Napa Valley wine country with his wife, Ina. Chris followed the path of many Napa Valley renowned winemakers and attended UC Davis to study viticulture and enology. Chris fell headfirst into the world of winemaking and started down the path that would lead him to ZD Wines in 1996. As senior winemaker, Chris, along with third generation Winemaker Brandon deLeuze, is responsible for producing ZD’s world class wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet. Together, they strive to make the best wines in Napa Valley and focus on quality, consistency and style.

Country born: United States

Education: Chemistry Degree Suny Stonybrook 1991
UC Davis- enology course, and graduate work

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
When creating a wine, we create it with the customer in mind, with our fans in mind, not the critics. By enjoying our wines, they are sharing in our history, in our heart, and in the passion that we put forth every day. It's why we do what we do.

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 allowed us to bring an additional varietal (Petit Verdot) to create a one of a kind bottling of Abacus!

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Frias Family Vineyard 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 16
Krupp Brothers 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 16
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Vineyard 29 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 16
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