Prime Solum

Block 1
2013 Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 66


Prime Solum

Block 1

Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • For 40 years, Bill Hill has designed hillside vineyards to create wines of unusual power and finesse
  • Sourced from Brokenrock Ranch, draped on the southwest shoulder of Atlas Peak
  • Block 1 is a two-acre block of Cabernet Franc that yields wines of extraordinary purity and elegance
  • Our PNV wine has alluring aromas suggestive of roses, while being remarkably intense and voluptuous

Cabernet Franc is an ancient variety, reported to be much older than Cabernet Sauvignon, and thought to have come originally from Spain. When grown in the right vineyard and nurtured with great care it can thrill the senses and inspire the soul. Draped across the gently sloping Southwest shoulder of Atlas Peak, Brokenrock Ranch is such a magical place. Rocky, sun drenched, cooled by ocean breezes, this is where Bill Hill decided to make his home and grow his wines. This 2013 Cabernet Franc comes from a small two acre block at the top of the Ranch which always produces wines with alluring aromas suggestive of roses. The 2013 vintage produced wines at Brokenrock that are unusually intense and voluptuous. We think that you will find that it fulfills the promise to “thrill the senses and inspire the soul”.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Patrick Mahaney

Winemaker, Prime Solum

Winemaker, Patrick Mahaney

As winemaker for Prime Solum, Patrick Mahaney oversees all aspects of wine production. With extensive winemaking experience in Napa valley and around the world, Mahaney is well equipped to create intense yet balanced wines with true Napa Valley character. Before coming to Prime Solum, Patrick spent over 20 year at Mondavi where he was one of the most senior winemakers. Additionally, Patrick has a strong educational background that includes a degree in enology from University of California, Davis.

Country born: United States

Education: University of California, Davis with a BS in Biochemistry.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Let the fruit show the way!

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