Located on the western foothills of the Mayacamas mountain range overlooking Yountville, our Paradise Hills Vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. For Premiere Napa Valley, we have chosen to feature a single barrel of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Aged in 100% Taransaud french oak barrel
Wine is unfiltered
Single vineyard wine
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
very full bodied
Winemaker, Blankiet Estate
Born at Chateau Latour, Denis was the thrid generation in his family to be in charge of winemaking at the famous first growth estate. He is a graduate in oenology with degrees from the Universities of Bordeaux and Reims. Denis apprenticed at Chateau Haut-Brion and Duval-Leroy in Champagne. He then was in charge of winemaking at Chateau Latour until 1999 when he and his wife May-Britt, a distinguished sommelier on her own, moved to the Napa Valley in 2000 and added a few 100 Parker point wines to their pedigree.
Country born: France
Education: Enologist. University of Bordeaux. France
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
Remember what I learned from my forbearers, make wine with passion and be respectful of the land.
Cliffewood Wine Syndicate
111 Center Street
Little Rock AR 72201-4405