Envy Wines

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 138


Envy Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced

On a warm day in early September, Envy Wines co-proprietors Nils Venge and Mark Carter met in the cool barrel barn at Envy Wines. Thief in hand, they went through each barrel of the 2011 Envy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, compared notes and created for Premiere a special blend that clearly defines our estate vineyard. This blend features wine exclusively from our best new French oak barrels and expresses the unique terroir of our vineyard, displayed with grace due to the skills, knowledge, expertise and honed palates that Napa Valley juggernauts Nils Venge and Mark Carter have to offer. We are excited to share it with you.

Tasting Chart

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

Nils Venge

Winemaker, Envy Wines

Winemaker, Nils Venge

Nils began in the Vineyards at Charles Krug as a supervisor in charge of planting operations in 1970, became a co-vineyard Manager in charge of 400 acres at Sterling Vineyards in 1972 and took over as GM of Villa Mount Edan in 1973. Here he made two cabernets (1974 & 1978) that put Villa Mount Edan on the map. In 1976 he purchased the property that is now Saddleback Cellars while still working for others. Between 1982 and 1993 he was in partnership with Dennis Groth of Groth Vineyards and it is here that he became known worldwide for his winemaking skills when Robert Parker Jr. gave him a perfect 100 points for the first ever California wine (1985 Cabernet). It wasn't until 1993 that he focused Saddleback Cellars and became a consultant for other wineries.

Country born: USA

Education: University of Davis - Bachelor's degree in Viticulture with a minor in enology in 1967

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
First EVER to receive a 100 Points from Robert Parker Jr.

Winemaking Philosophy:
Traditional, hand-crafted

Wine Spectrum

3315 Chanate Road
Santa Rosa  CA  95404


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