Casa Nuestra Winery and Vineyards

Oakville Farmhouse Historic Blend
2010 Red Wine

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 30


Casa Nuestra Winery and Vineyards

Oakville Farmhouse Historic Blend

Red Wine

20 cases produced

In the 1920s, long before winemaking became the commercial enterprise that it is today, our Oakville Farmhouse vineyard was planted. Nestled in prime benchland at the entrance to Halter Canyon, the vineyard contains the oldest commercial vines in the Oakville appellation. Just three acres, the vineyard is composed of four historic blocks, one white and three red. Our Premiere offering is made from a special pick of one block, planted to a rare varietal that has eluded identification by ampelographers at UC Davis and the University of Bordeaux. Is it a relic of HW Crabb's 1870s grape-breeding experiments? Or will DNA testing eventually reveal it to be something entirely original? Whatever the variety, wine critics and connoisseurs concur that it is delicious, and we think that you will agree.

Aging Process

French oak for 24 months.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • 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

Allen Price

Winemaker, Casa Nuestra Winery & Vineyards

Winemaker, Allen Price

I've been making wine in Napa Valley for more than 40 years and have been involved since 1975 at Casa Nuestra, first as consulting winemaker, and for the last eight years as winemaker. When my friend, Gene Kirkham, purchased the vineyards here, it was clear that the place matched one of my passions: working with traditional, but now out-of-the-ordinary Napa Valley grape varietals, as opposed to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

As one would expect after five decades making wine, my career has seen me involved with many wineries, including The Hess Collection Winery, Charles Krug, Beringer and Dry Creek. I've also had the good fortune to make wine alongside good friends, including Gene at the Casa, Reg Oliver at El Molino and Randle Johnson at The Hess Collection Winery. For me the camaraderie, collegiality, friendships and the constant drive to make the current year's vintage the best ever have been worth more than any wage I have every received.

Country born: United States

Education: My education was completed prior to the advent of formal wine education in this country. Following the legacy of my father, who was a famous inventor, I have a Bachelor's Degree in Physics. I have worked alongside many mentors over the years and continue to do so today. I've sought out and completed international experience in the Loire Valley (homeland to many of the Casa's grapes) and in South America

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
My intention is to make wines of recognizable varietal character that are smooth and drinkable without waiting forever. I spend a lot of time in the dirt of the vineyard. It sounds trite to say that great wine begins in the vineyard, but there is no escaping the reality of that fact.

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