Auction 17 | Lot No. 135
5 cases produced
For Premiere Napa Valley, we offer a Cabernet Sauvignon crafted from a special site high atop Pritchard Hill. The 2011 vintage displayed some of finest Cabernet fruit we've harvested to date from this celebrated setting, so we chose to bottle it unblended. The resulting wine is a pure expression of Pritchard Hill Cabernet: deep purple in color, with blueberry, blackberry and floral notes, hints of smoke and crushed rock, and lots of minerality, all presented here in a full-bodied, intense style.
Winemaker, Larkin Wines
Sean Larkin is undoubtedly the only person born in Inverkeithing Fife, Scotland who owns an emerging Napa Valley wine entity. What's more, Larkin, now 46, took an amazing course of action from his chosen European profession to achieve his long term dream of becoming a wine proprietor in California's most prestigious wine producing area.
Larkin is considered a true bon vivant in local Napa wine circles and even refers to his Cabernet Franc as "the poor man's Chateau Cheval Blanc," in a most respectful reference to the great Bordeaux chateau. In many ways, Sean Larkin is a modern day pioneer in the truest traditions of Napa Valley. He arrived with little more than his energy and dedication and has literally made something really special from the grapes.
Country born: Scotland
Education: Self taught winemaker.
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
Source good grapes, blend the best wines, and enjoy life.
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