Spotted Owl Vineyards

Kiss of Verdot
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 154
Vintage: 2010

Spotted Owl Vineyards

Kiss of Verdot

Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

5 cases produced


We are pleased to offer this wine commemorating our first-ever Cabernet Sauvignon – Petit Verdot blend produced by Spotted Owl Vineyards. Handcrafted by winemaker Rolando Herrera and Mikhail Gishizky, this wine captures the terroir of our Mount Veeder vineyards. At 1,200 feet above the valley floor on the eastern face of Mount Veeder, the cooler climate, dry thin soils and steep terrain produce tiny clusters of aromatic and intensely flavored dark fruit that are prized for the complexity and structure they impart. Like the spotted owl bird that inhabits our land, Spotted Owl Vineyards “Kiss of Verdot” is rare and elusive —it will not be made again, so “paddle up” while you can.

Aging Process

French oak

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Sustainably produced

Tasting Chart

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

Golden Gate Wine Cellars, Inc.

2337 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco  CA  94127


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