Arrow&Branch

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane & Oakville Ranch
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 73
Vintage

2014

Arrow&Branch

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane & Oakville Ranch

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Oakville meets St. Helena in this intense and balanced Cabernet Sauvignon featuring two of Napa Valley’s most distinctive terroirs
  • Historic Dr. Crane Vineyard and stunning Oakville Ranch Vineyard together in one wine
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 100% new French oak barrels
  • A profound Cabernet Sauvignon experience created by winemaker Jennifer Williams

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Crafted from balanced and intensely flavored lots, this Cabernet Sauvignon is a union of fruit from Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard and Oakville Ranch. Luscious and rich, this Premiere Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is approachable and age-worthy, with brilliant minerality and complexity indicative of the Dr. Crane Vineyard. The palate reflects what the aromas promise to deliver with notes of classic berries, mocha and cassis giving a beautiful expression of the unique terroir and volcanic soil of the certified organically farmed Oakville Ranch site. Winemaker Jennifer Williams has created a stand-alone masterpiece with dark complexity, power and elegance.


Wine Facts

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

Jennifer Williams

Winemaker, Arrow&Branch

Winemaker, Jennifer Williams

One of the rising stars of Napa Valley winemaking, Jennifer Williams, was named Winemaker for Arrow&Branch in April 2011. Jennifer takes the reigns at Arrow&Branch. After years of working with and learning from legendary winemakers such as Rosemary Cakebread, Francoise Peschon and the Novak family, Jennifer now brings her outstanding talents and experience to Arrow&Branch.

In 2002, Williams joined Araujo and Spottswoode as a harvest intern, splitting her time between these two great winemaking estates. At Spottswoode, Jennifer was drawn to the philosophy of organic and sustainable farming, which Tony Soter had introduced in 1985. Following harvest, she joined their team full time, working under guru David Abreu in the fields and Rosemary Cakebread in the winery. In 2004, with a deeper understanding of the estate vineyard, she took over as Vineyard Manager and was Spottswoode's Winemaker from 2006 to 2011.

Country born: United States

Education: She attended California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, set on becoming a large-animal veterinarian. However, through her course work, botany and grape growing caught her attention and in the summer of 1995, she came to the Napa Valley to study viticulture from local growers. Inspired by this experience and having earned a degree in agriculture, she worked in vineyards and wineries in California's Central Coast then took an enologist job at Napa's Trefethen Family Vineyards; later working harvest in Spain's Rioja Alavesa region.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Honors / Awards:
The San Francisco Chronicle named Jennifer a "Winemaker to Watch" in 2007.

Winemaking Philosophy:
At Spottswoode as at Arrow&Branch, Jennifer was drawn to the philosophy of organic and sustainable farming, which Tony Soter had introduced in 1985.

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