V12 Vineyards

Victorious
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 205
Vintage

2010

V12 Vineyards

Victorious

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Indy Car champion Jimmy Vasser’s V12 Vineyards brought together esteemed vintners Steve Reynolds and Chad Alexander in a collaborative project to produce one victorious blend for Premiere Napa Valley. For this competition, each started with the same amount of estate-grown fruit and then crafted their vision of the best expression of our estate vineyard. We then blended these to produce this winning wine.


Aging Process

100% French Oak

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.49
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Steve Reynolds

Winemaker, V12 Vineyards

Winemaker, Steve Reynolds

Learned home wine making growing up in Germany, but received a formal education and Doctorate in Dentistry. Attended UC Davis but did not receive a degree and then spent three years learning from many local knowledgeable and famous winemakers, starting our wines and crushing at other facilities. All the years of hard knocks helped me to learn many styles and has shaped Reynolds Family wines to what they are today.

Country born: United States

Education: BA Chemistry and DDS UOP
Courses at Davis for Enology

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
There is no right or wrong, no "pure" or unpure" style, it’s about when one glass invites another. Ripness with balance, simply understated and not over the top; great with food and able to stand alone.

Chad Alexander

Winemaker, V12 Vineyards

Winemaker, Chad Alexander

Chad Alexander first entered the wine business in 1985 working for Head winemaker Randle Johnson at Mt. Veeder’s Hess Collection Winery. After 8 years of working with mountain fruit, he decided to expand his skills and worked in various winery cellars throughout Napa Valley. He studied Geology in college to expand his knowledge of soil science and how it correlates with planting vineyards. This has helped him understand rootstock selections, water retention, and other aspects related to proper vineyard design.

In 1997, Chad took a full-time cellar master position at an Ultra Premium Winery renowned for hillside Cabernets. In 2003, Chad talents were recognized and he was promoted to Head winemaker. He increased the integrity and overall quality of the wines. His wines scored 90+ points and were well-received by top wine critics. Working for a boutique winery allowed him to learn all aspects of the wine business such as Viticulture, General Management, Sales, Marketing and Cost Analysis.

In 2006 Chad’s wine making reputation started to spread. He was receiving calls from Boutique wineries asking him to produce their wines. In 2006, Alexander Wine Consulting was launched and now Chad Alexander produces wine for a select group of top quality wineries and is experienced in producing wines of all varietals. V12 Vineyards is one of his clients that produces wine from steep Hillside vineyards.

Country born: United States

Education: Degree in Geology

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Let the wine showcase the vineyard and terroir. Hillside vineyards produce small berries when compared to the valley floor, in return, the the juice to skin/skin ratio is much different as well. I always want the fruit to be out in front of the tannins in order to produce a well integrated, balanced wine. Thus, tannin management is crucial during fermentation. The depth and concentration of flavors from V12 Vineyards is very exciting to work with.

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