2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Our vineyard resides on a small patch of the famed Rutherford Dust, and for Premiere Napa Valley, we chose to create an offering that showcases all that Rutherford Cabernet is prized for. Selecting from our best barrels from the front and back blocks of the estate, we crafted a blend is is 98.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, kissed with 1.2% Petit Verdot. It is elegant and approachable, with aromas of deep, dark fruit, spices, lavender and dried herbs, flavors that are multilayered and complex, and a finish that is long and lingering.
18-20 months in 60% new french and 40% once-used thin stave french oak.
|bone dry||very sweet|
|light body||very full bodied|
|soft, gentle||very crisp|
|no tannins||heavy tannins|
Winemaker, Adler Deutsch Vineyard
I have been making wine since 1999 beginning at Cakebread Cellars and after that, became enologist at Sonoma's historical Gundlach Bundschu Winery.In March, 2004 a sabbatical took me to Martinborough, New Zeland to work the harvest for Palliser Estate Wines. Since 2005, I have been Director of Winemaking for Vineyard 29 overseeing the winery's portfolio including the ultra-premium custom crush clientele for Gemstone, Melka, Knighton Family, Leaf + Twig, and ADV. In addition to my own brands, Emerson Brown and Sonria, I also make wine for Robert Craig Winery, Vinoce, and Gundlach Bundschu.
Country born: United States
Education: Enology and Viticulture degree, 1999, University of California, Davis.
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
To produce approachable, elegant wines with ageability. Hands-on vineyard consultation and monitoring, and hand selecting barrels, and continuous assessment of the wine's evolution.
1421 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica CA 90403
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection
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