Charnu Winery

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 55


Charnu Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

5 cases produced

Our Premiere offering is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from St. Helena. We started with grapes from three vineyards representing the diversity of the appellation: one up against the hills on the west side of the valley; one on the southeast valley floor; and the last in the northeast hills. We kept each lot separate, and aged them in French oak barrels from five different coopers, giving winemaker Mark Porembski plenty of choices when it came time to create our Premiere wine. From this palette, Mark created a special barrel of Cabernet Sauvignon for Premiere, one that he feels best accentuates the fruit, demonstrates the precision of the tannins and highlights the natural balance of these vineyard sites.

Aging Process

22 months in French Oak barrels

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.85

Tasting Chart

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

Dean & Deluca

639 Main Street
Saint Helena  CA  94574


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Miner Family Winery 2008 Red Wine Napa Valley 14
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