Volker Eisele Family Estate

2014 Cabernet Franc
Chiles Valley District

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 107
Vintage

2014

Volker Eisele Family Estate

Cabernet Franc
Chiles Valley District

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 90% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon— a blending inversion of our traditional Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Our Cabernet Franc is dense, concentrated and wonderfully finessed; we’re excited to have it take the spotlight
  • With 60 acres under vine, just 2 acres are planted to Cabernet Franc
  • 100% family owned and operated vineyard and winery, organically farmed since 1974

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. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine is a unique, stand-alone blend from the small amount of Cabernet Franc grown on the Volker Eisele Family Estate Chiles Valley vineyard, that has been organically farmed since 1974. The typical blend of the the Volker Eisele Family Cabernet Sauvignon has been inverted for this wine; your wine is comprised, then, of 90% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon This singular wine is dense, concentrated and wonderfully finessed.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Molly Lyman

Winemaker, Volker Eisele Family Estate

Winemaker, Molly Lyman

I've held the very hands-on positions of Associate WM at Moone-Tsai Wines under Philippe Melka, and Assistant WM at Paradigm under Heidi Barrett. I've worked in Marlborough, New Zealand, as well as at Paraduxx, Relic Wine Cellars, Talisman, Carneros Creek, and Sebastiani Vineyards.

Country born: United States

Education: BS Biology from the University of San Diego. Internships: Fayard Wines, Relic Wine Cellars, Paraduxx, Whitehaven (NZ), Bouchaine, Talisman, Carneros Creek. Mentors: Heidi Barrett, Scott Rich, Mike Hirby, Julien Fayard, Philippe Melka

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
To use a light hand in crafting varietally-correct wines that make the taster think about where they were grown, and not who made them.

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11311 Harwin Drive
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Houston  TX  77072
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