Artesa Vineyards & Winery

Foss Valley Ranch
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlas Peak

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 185
Vintage

2009

Artesa Vineyards & Winery

Foss Valley Ranch

Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlas Peak

5 cases produced

This lot is Cabernet Sauvignon made for the inaugural release of a Foss Valley Ranch bottling from grapes grown exclusively on Artesa’s 90-acre Atlas Peak Estate Vineyard. Sitting above the valley floor at nearly 1,500 feet, the vineyard’s southwest-facing aspect ensures extended hours of sunlight for even ripening, and its well-drained volcanic soils limit production, enhancing the quality of the fruit. The grapes were selected and handharvested under the direction of winemaker Mark Beringer who has overseen every step in the production process of this wine of which 750 cases will be released in 2012. This special lot will be chosen from a portion of the wine that was fermented and is currently aging in new French oak puncheons, where it will remain for 24 months before being bottled. A big, powerful and concentrated Cabernet, it exhibits dense, dark berry fruit and a rich mouthfeel with full tannins. Although still young and robust, as the tannins soften, the wine will achieve a beautiful harmony of fruit and acidity enriched by sweet oak notes.


Aging Process

24 months in 100% new French oak puncheons and barrels

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

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

Mark Beringer

Winemaker, Artesa Vineyards & Winery

Winemaker, Mark Beringer

For Mark Beringer, Artesa's Winemaker and Head of Production, a career in winemaking was perhaps inevitable. As a Napa Valley native and the great, great grandson of Beringer Vineyards co-founder Jacob Beringer, Mark grew up immersed in the wine industry. A fifth generation winemaker from Napa Valley, Mark is proud to continue a family tradition of making high quality wines in California's premier AVAs. By the time he joined Artesa in 2009, Mark had 26 harvests under his belt. Having worked in both Napa and Sonoma, Mark focuses on capturing the essence of place "the taste of the vineyard " in each of his wines. Mark builds each Artesa wine component by component, striving for wines that are complex, yet harmonious.

Mark was only 12 when he started working at his parents' wine store. Stocking shelves and dusting bottles, he became familiar with the complicated language of wine, and discovered that all wines are not created equal. Looking for more hands-on experience, Mark worked at his uncle???s winery while attending college, learning the ins and outs of cellar jobs. In 1990, he graduated from California State University, Fresno armed with a B.S. in Enology and then joined Glen Ellen Winery in Sonoma, spending the next year and a half learning the logistical side of winemaking. In 1992, he joined Duckhorn Vineyards as an enologist, and ultimately managed all winemaking for the company.

Country born: United States

Education: Mark attended Santa Rosa JuniorCollege, and later at California State University, Fresno, where he graduated in 1990 with a B.S. in Enology

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Honors / Awards:
During Mark's tenure at Duckhorn Wine Company he garnered two "Winery of the Year" titles from Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine, was named four-time "Regional Winery of the Year" by Wine & Spirits Magazine and won the #6 rated wine of the year in the Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2002 with the Duckhorn Vineyard 1999 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winemaking Philosophy:
Allowing a wine to most fully express and show its terroir through minimal manipulation in the winemaking process

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 is is the first 100% offering from our Atlas Peak property, which was planted in the late 1990s

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