Whitehall Lane

Deep Six
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 194
Vintage: 2011

Whitehall Lane

Deep Six

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced


Whitehall Lane Winery is pleased to present 2011 Deep Six. The flavors and color of this wine are deep, and it's the only wine made from grapes grown in all six of the Leonardini family's Napa Valley vineyards. Winemaker Dean Sylvester made one single barrel of this blend, which includes Cabernet Sauvignon from the Leonardini Vineyard in St. Helena, the Bommarito Vineyard in Rutherford, the Millennium MM Vineyard in Rutherford and the Oak Glen Vineyard in Oak Knoll. To this he added Merlot from the estate vineyard in Rutherford and Petit Verdot from Fawn Park Vineyard in St. Helena. Each of the six vineyards delivers exceptional qualities to this one-of-a-kind wine, making it distinctive, yet classic Whitehall Lane.

Aging Process

24 Months French Oak

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.74
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Dean Sylvester

Winemaker, Whitehall Lane

Winemaker, Dean Sylvester

Dean Sylvester has been making wines in the Napa Valley for more than 25 years, the last 11 at Whitehall Lane Winery. He has helped to build Whitehall Lane into a Cabernet Sauvignon powerhouse. He is directly responsible for three wines that have been rated as top five wines in the world by Wine Spectator, including a Cabernet Sauvignon rated #3 in the world and one rated as the “Best Red Wine in America.”

Sylvester’s affinity for wine began at an early age in upstate New York. It was wine and music for Sylvester in the 1960s. He learned to crank the guitar with a garage band and he began developing his wine palate when working at a local wine shop. His greatest musical influences converged with him at Woodstock; and on the wine side, his influences were mostly California reds. He followed his love of wine and music across the country and made it to Davis, California where he majored in Fermentation Science at UC Davis.

Sylvester is a detail-oriented winemaker who works closely with his crew in the cellar, but also keeps a watchful eye on the development of the grapes in the vineyard. He is responsible for all winemaking, as well as overseeing the 110 acres of vineyards that the winery owns and all vineyards held under contract. But, he still remains rooted to his music and plays weekly in a Northern California band. However, he is quick to say he could never quit his day job.

Prior to joining Whitehall Lane Winery, Sylvester made wine at Newton Vineyards and Chimney Rock Winery as well as in Sonoma County.

Country born: United States

Education: Studied enology at UC Davis

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Beautifully balanced wines that showcase the terroir.

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