Auction 17 | Lot No. 38
Hopper Creek Winery
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.
aged in French Oak barrel for 36 months
- pH: 3.52
- Single vineyard wine
- Wine was dry farmed
- Sustainably produced
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Winemaker, Hopper Creek Winery
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)
The least amount of handling of grapes and wine will yield a better wine.
11311 Harwin Drive
Houston TX 77072
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection