Fontanella Family Winery

Lokoya Road
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 106
Vintage: 2010

Fontanella Family Winery

Lokoya Road

Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

5 cases produced


As Napa's newest winery in the Mount Veeder appellation, we wanted to bring Premiere something special from our appellation. Our 2010 Lokoya Road Cabernet Sauvignon is a single-vineyard Cabernet that displays all of what is great about Mount Veeder. Located at an elevation of 2,000 feet, this vineyard is rooted in volcanic rock, and its low-yielding vines produce powerful and rich flavors that emanate the essence of Mount Veeder: classic black fruit notes fill the nose, while rich, textured flavors and structured, yet elegant tannins coat the palate. You're just starting to see what this appellation has to offer, so prime those taste buds....

Aging Process

22 months in 100% New French Oak.

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.75
  • Single vineyard wine

Tasting Chart

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

Jeff Fontanella

Winemaker, Fontanella Family Winery

Winemaker, Jeff Fontanella

Owner/winemaker Jeff Fontanella has been making wine in Napa Valley for 12 years. A graduate of the University of California, Davis, he holds a degree in Viticulture and Enology. Jeff began his winemaking career working in the cellars of Opus One and ZD.

Soon after, he took a position at one of Napa’s great cult wineries, Saddleback Cellars. At Saddleback, Jeff sharpened his winemaking skills under the tutelage of Nils Venge, whom Robert Parker named one of the 20 most influential winemakers in the world. During his tenure at Saddleback, Jeff was able to hone his stylistic approach to winemaking while reinforcing his technical training in the art.

For the last five years, Jeff has been a consulting winemaker for a number of small ultra-premium boutique wine brands, including Carter Cellars, Richard Partridge, Highlands and Melanson, to name a few.

Country born: United States

Education: B.S. - Enology and Viticulture from U.C. Davis

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Complexity, balance and depth are our winemaking goals. The primary control built into this is soil type variation. Our theory is that the majority of the distinctive character of the wine is dependant on the soil type and microclimate where it is grown. As a winery, we can influence the wines final characteristics, put our style to it, so to speak, but it is impossible to change the inherent core structure of the wine. Winemaking starts in the vineyard.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Fontanella Family Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder Lokoya Road 16
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