Sodaro Estate Winery

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 63
Vintage: 2014

Sodaro Estate Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced


  • Hand-selected fruit from Sodaro’s superior Coombsville estate vineyard blocks
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 100% new French oak barrels
  • Artfully crafted by winemakers Denis and May-Britt Malbec
  • Great depth, balance and structure in this unique wine display notable age-worthiness


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. In the heart of the renowned Coombsville nested appellation lies Sodaro Estate, nestled amongst rolling, lush vineyards that thrive in the area’s temperate climate. Sodaro’s prime vineyard blocks produce fruit concentrated in flavors and rich in color. This prized Premiere Napa Valley wine, made under the deft touch of winemakers May Britt and the late Denis Malbec, displays remarkable structure and impeccable balance between ripeness and acidity. This cherished wine, having aged 20 months in 100% new French oak is a spectacular cellar choice and exquisitely enjoyable today.

Wine Facts

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

Denis Malbec

Winemaker, Sodaro Estate Winery

Winemaker, Denis Malbec

Denis Malbec was born at Chateau Latour, Pauillac, France, where his father Jean-Noel also grew up and worked for 47 years more than 25 as Cellar Master. He started at Chateau Latour as one of the cellar workers in 1993 and took the position as Enologist and Cellar Master in 1994, making the 1994-1999 vintages. In 2000 Denis and his wife May-Britt, moved to California to begin consulting for a number of boutique wineries in and around Napa Valley.

Country born: France

Education: Denis first studied viticulture and enology in Bordeaux and later in Reims, Champagne. He completed his studies working at Chateau Haut-Brion, Chateau Lagrange and others before coming to Chateau Latour in 1993.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Crafting the most distinctive and balanced wine through minimal interference with Sodaro Estate's unique terroir and minimal handling at the winery.

Wine Spectrum

981 B Airway Ct.
Santa Rosa  CA  95405


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