The Gabrielle Collection

O'Connell Family Vineyards Estate Blocks
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 196
Vintage

2010

The Gabrielle Collection

O'Connell Family Vineyards Estate Blocks

Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Our O’Connell Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is considered by our collectors to be one of our most terroir-expressive wines in their cellar. For Premiere Napa Valley, we selected the four blocks of the O'Connell Family Vineyard that each most dramatically reflect their individual terroir, and crafted this Cabernet Sauvignon from them. The blocks’ rich alluvial soil, then gravelly, lean creek bottom soil, with influences from the lavender surrounding the vineyard, all combine to create a wine that is memorably complex, sensual and frankly, just plain delicious.


Aging Process

100 % French Oak: 70 % new and 25% once used.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")

Tasting Chart

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

Gabrielle O'Connell

Winemaker, O'Connell Family Wines

Winemaker, Gabrielle O'Connell

Gabrielle Leonhard O'Connell, is vintner and Director of Winemaking of O'Connell Family Wines, known for boutique, handcrafted, gold medal 94-point Cabernet Sauvignon from the O'Connell Family Estate Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. Gabrielle specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon, and makes 7 wines in the Gabrielle Collection, each a distinctive blend- blending is her specialty & passion. Her wines have a loyal following of fine wine collectors worldwide.

Ms. Leonhard O'Connell is active in the wine industry including: a board member of Women for WineSense where she served as National Board President; a judge at the Mendocino Fair Wine Competition and at the first National Women's Wine Competition; honored as a leader in Sustainable Farming by Napa Valley Grape Growers.

She established the family estate CCOF Certified Organic vineyard and gardens to create a diverse eco-system to ensure overall vineyard health- one of only a few Napa Valley estate that is 100% organic. Gabrielle believes this complex environment sustains healthy organisms that maintain a naturally robust vineyard, which creates beautifully complex wines. The olive grove, orchard, lavender field, herb & vegetable garden produce culinary and lifestyle enhancing products, that embody the natural luxury of wine country living. These and innovative food & wine pairings will be featured for all to enjoy at their Napa downtown Tasting Boutique.

Gabrielle has another passion: Olive Oil. She has completed the certification curriculum at UC Davis to be an Olive Oil Taster; is founder of the Olive Oil Culinary Guild- a training program for chefs on olive oil sensory evaluation & quality; and of MOPREP- an organization to preserve the historic olive trees in California. She is currently authoring a The Ultimate Guide of American Olive Oil and grows historic Mission olives to produce GC Napa Valley Certified Organic Estate Extra Virgin Oil.

Country born: Germany

Education: Gabrielle Leonhard
UC Berkeley Batchelor of Arts
Napa Valley College Winemaking Program
UC Davis Olive Oil Sensory Evalution Program

Wayne O'Connell
UC Berkeley Bachelor of Science & Engineering
Napa Valley College Winemaking Program

Kyle Laird
Hands-on Assistant Winemaker at St Clement & Robert Craig.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
We allow the grapes to speak of themselves and of the soil. Minimal intervention is key. The process of blending is a high priority. Our Cabernets usually have had 100 plus blending trials to achieve the balance and finesse we strive for in our wines.
Vibrant fruitiness that express terroir; finely grained and integrated tannins; elegance and moderate alcohol levels are signature attibutes of our wines.

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