Creating this annual Premiere Napa Valley
lot is like a Le Mans 24-hour endurance race
of blending. It takes more time and fuel than
any other wine we produce. Results at the
finish line? Five cases of full-throttle bottles!
Thanks to boosted yields in 2009, a garage full
of stock and specialty components were on
hand to build this Premiere Blend for the 2011
Auction. Like an ultimate driving machine,
there’s only one way to fully appreciate it; so
get behind the wheel and taste!
20 months in French Oak
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: Since we work with vineyards from throughout Napa Valley, it allowed us to compare different sites and clones during the blending sessions. Ultimately, the core of the blend came from one of our favorite sites during the past several years. It performed exceptionally well in 2009.
Nakagawa Wine Co.
3-1-3, Kotobashi, Sumida-Ku