Hopper Creek Winery

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 38


Hopper Creek Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon

10 cases produced

Planted among our six acres of Merlot are 380 Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Originally harvested with the Merlot as a field blend, they yield a beautiful wine on their own, so we now allow a small quantity of grapes to ripen to optimum maturity for a Cabernet bottling. For Premiere, we chose to feature Cabernet from an interplanted area of the vineyard. The fruit was hand punched down in half-ton bins and pressed out using a small basket press, with the first 60 gallons of free flow juice reserved for the Premiere program. The wine was then aged in a French oak barrel and finished with a touch of our estate Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Aging Process

aged in French Oak barrel for 36 months

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.52
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Barry Grushkowitz

Winemaker, Hopper Creek Winery

Winemaker, Barry Grushkowitz

Winemaker at Audubon Cellars 1984-2004

Country born: United States

Education: MS Biological Sciences from San Jose State University

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
Division Sweepstakes Award Winner from for Late Harvest Chardonnay (LA County Fair)

Winemaking Philosophy:
The least amount of handling of grapes and wine will yield a better wine.


11311 Harwin Drive
# 26
Houston  TX  77072


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