Croze

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 155
Vintage

2010

Croze

Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

5 cases produced

The great Cabernets produced in Napa Valley in the ’70s—wines that demonstrated not only the fruit we have come to love here, but also a level of balance that is rarely achieved—were the inspiration for our inaugural Premiere offering. From our vintner’s reserve barrels—the best barrels from the best lots in a given year—we selected this barrel of Cabernet to feature at Premiere Napa Valley. The fruit came from the Rutherford Bench, and the wine demonstrates the mineral and earthy qualities that Rutherford Cabernet is known for, but also shines with great acidity and a tremendous combination of red and dark fruit flavors. While approachable now, it has the structure and components to age gracefully for years.


Aging Process

This wine will be aged for 30 months in French Oak barrels from the Nevers forest in Central France.

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.7
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Tasting Chart

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

Gary Wooton

Winemaker, Croze

Winemaker, Gary Wooton

winemaker for several startup wineries over the years. I have made my own commercial wines since 1995.

Country born: USA

Education: Every vintage for the last 32 years has found a way to humiliate me. This has led to a continuing presence in various classrooms to try and find out what happened.

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Use the best grapes you can find and then don't screw it up.

San Francisco 49ers / Levy

4949 Marie P. DeBartolo Way
Santa Clara  CA  95054-1229
408-562-4925

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