Somerston Estate

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 114


Somerston Estate


Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced

High in the eastern hills of the Napa Valley, historically known as the Vaca Mountains, lies Somerston. The "Celestial" block is a hillside vineyard that reaches 1,500 feet in elevation. The combination of the rocky soils, aspect, and high elevation microclimate, distinguish this block as one of our best vineyard sites. The Cabernet Sauvignon from this block is intensely concentrated, has great structure, yet possesses great balance. We typically blend it with one other block to make our Somerston Cabernet Sauvignon, but for Premiere Napa Valley, we chose to offering a bottling of this special block by itself.

Aging Process

26 Months in 75% New French oak, balance is once used French oak barrels

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.89
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

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

Craig Becker

Winemaker, Somerston Estate

Winemaker, Craig Becker

Craig Becker is a seasoned winemaker and has worked with a wide range of varieties planted at some of California's top hillside vineyards.

Country born: United States

Education: Driven by his strong interest in plant and soil science Craig attended the University of California at Davis studying plant physiology, hydrologic science, enology, and viticulture.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
It is Craig's artisan approach to winemaking and his extensive knowledge in viticulture that enables him to create superb wines from a wide range of varieties and sites.

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