Auction 15 | Lot No. 143
La Jota Vineyard Co.
5 cases produced
Winemaker, La Jota Vineyard Co.
Chris Carpenter is the winemaker for some of Napa Valley's most prestigious wineries, including Cardinale, Lokoya, La Jota and Mt. Brave. He has earned a reputation for taming Napa mountain tannins and creating legendary Cabernet Sauvignon. He believes in maximum attention in the vineyards and minimal intervention in the winery to create the purest expression of place.
Country born: United States
Education: BS in biology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago
Master in viticulture and enology from UC Davis
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
I believe in paying the utmost attention to the vineyards and practicing minimal intervention in winery.
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 is always an exploration when blending different varieties of grape in a new vintage. With a blend of this nature, it is important to maintain, from each variety, the unique characteristic of that variety, but also to have the ability to weave the flavors together to form a whole.
Willow Park Wine & Spirits
10801 Bonaventure Drive, SE
Calgary AB T2J 6Z8
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