Promise

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 102
Vintage

2010

Promise

Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

5 cases produced

For Premiere Napa Valley, we offer a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Winston Hill Vineyard, in Rutherford. The wine has rested in 100% new French oak barrels since harvest 2010. Winemaker Todd Graff is a genius at creating wines with balance and seamless complexity, as seen with this gorgeous Cabernet. The wine is a deep purple color and delivers aromas of mocha and sweet caramel, layered with lightly toasted spices and graphite. A seductive blend of blackberries and brown sugar round out the aromas. Plum preserves and sweet tannins lead to a supple and fleshy wine, yet balanced with a firm backbone, this concentrated blend shows outstanding purity and youthfulness.


Aging Process

36 months in new French oak barrels

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.75
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Sustainably produced

Tasting Chart

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

Todd Graff

Winemaker, Promise

Winemaker, Todd Graff

Vintner Steve McPherson’s love of wine started at a very early age. Having spent his grade school and high school years living in France, his father, who was the headmaster of the American School in Paris, attended Steven Spurrier’s L’Academie du Vin, and took Steve with him on field trips to the wine regions of Champagne and Burgundy.

Back in the United States, Steve attended Cornell University and then embarked on a successful career on Wall Street, and then in entertainment. Most recently, Steve was President of ABC Entertainment. Under his leadership, he led ABC into a new era, with shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost,” “Dancing with the Stars,” ‘Desperate Housewives” and “Modern Family.”

During his tenure in entertainment, Steve continued to fuel his passion for wine by visiting vineyards and wine regions throughout the world. He became fast friends with Rich Frank, whom he considers a mentor in both entertainment and wine. He proposed to his wife, Jennifer, while standing in a vineyard in Rutherford, and before she said yes, she made Steve promise that their life together would not be all work and no play, and that he would always make time to pursue his passion for wine.

In 2004, his first vintage of Promise came to fruition, made under the tutelage of winemaker Todd Graff and Rich Frank with the very grapes from that hillside vineyard, Winston Hill.

Country born: United States

Years in the wine industry: 8 years

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