Study in Red
2008 Red Wine
Los Carneros

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 137



Study in Red

Red Wine
Los Carneros

5 cases produced

Study in Red (55% Cabernet Sauvignon/45% Merlot) pays tribute to its source: Truchard Vineyards. This blend, created by winemaker Philip Zorn, is driven by bright red fruit and captures the sleek structure and fine tannins that define Carneros. It is associated with Study in Blue, an item in current distribution.

Aging Process

Aged in French oak, 20% new.

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.72
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Tasting Chart

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

Philip Zorn

Winemaker, Waterstone

Winemaker, Philip Zorn

While born in the US, I was raised in Berlin. I started my winemaking career in 1979 at a little winery in the Nahe region of Germany with an apprenticeship, followed by 3 years of schooling mixed with winery experience from small to large. Upon getting my diploma, my young family moved to Napa. I made wine at Sunny St. Helena Winery, Gauer Estate in Sonoma, Mountain View Vintners, and Paraiso Springs in Monterey, gaining experience with grapes grown in several regions. In 1998 I ventured out on my own, and by 2000 had established the Waterstone brand with business partner Brent Shortridge.

Country born: United States

Education: Staatlich geprufter Techniker fur Weinban und Kellerwirtschaft
Walter Schug was my first mentor upon arriving in the US

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
It is my goal to let the vineyard speak in my wines. I try not to interfere with the expression of terroir, and am careful to ensure that the oak does not overshadow fruit expression.

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: This wine allowed us to explore blends from a single vineyard. We harvest 4 different reds from Truchard Vineyard, each bottled separately. Study in Red was our chance to find a distinct red from Carneros.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Dutch Henry Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Lost Dog 17
Waterstone 2008 Red Wine Los Carneros Study in Red 15
Astrale e Terra 2007 Syrah Atlas Peak 14
Fontanella Family Winery 2008 Merlot Mount Veeder 14
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