Auction 17 | Lot No. 4
Tamber Bey Vineyards
DCV Sandbox Blend II
10 cases produced
The fruit for this offering comes from Barry’s Sandbox, a northern block of our Yountville appellation Deux Chevaux Vineyard. In 2002, vintner Barry Waitte planted multiple clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot there for the purpose of creating small-lot blends. Blends produced from this block have included our Rabicano, Sabino and Tovero.
This is the second Sandbox Blend we have created for Premiere Napa Valley. It is predominantly (60+%) Cabernet Sauvignon bolstered with Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Each varietal was aged separately in Taransaud, Darnajou and Ermitage barrels. Winemaker Frederic Delivert selected the best barrel from each varietal and custom blended his choice for this special blend.
20 months in french oak
- Single vineyard wine
- Sustainably produced
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Winemaker, Tamber Bey
Born and raised in France, his first experience with California wine industry happened in 1991, during an harvest internship while enrolled at the Ecole Superieure d'Agriculture de Purpan (in Toulouse) to get his Masters degree in agriculture. The experience abroad was so interesting that Frederic came back after graduating and started to compile a great experience in winemaking, with tenures at Newton, Far Niente, Duckhorn, Hafrner, Plumpjack and Cade, and most recently Martin Estate and Clark-Claudon. Frederic is convinced that winemaking starts in the vineyard. When grapes are brought to their best potential, then winemaking is just choosing the right path to express it.
Country born: France
Education: Masters degree in Agriculture, Ecole Superieure d'Agriculture de Purpan (in Toulouse)
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
I strive to respect the expression of the vineyard.
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