Created by winemakers Robin Akhurst, Chris Phelps
and blending consultant Guillaume Thienpont
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
50% from a very rocky, southeast-facing vineyard
50% from the dark, gravelly clay loam soil of a gentle,
east-facing vineyard in Yountville
This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 120 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 is a collaboration between winemaker Robin Akhurst, consulting winemaker Chris Phelps and blending consultant Guillaume Thienpont of Vieux Chateau Certan in Pomerol. The wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Clone 337 from the very rocky, southeast vineyard in Calistoga and 50% from the dark gravelly-clay loam vineyard in Yountville.
Wine is unfiltered
Winemaker, Swanson Vineyards
Robin came to Napa Valley in 2009, working with winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown of Outpost and Schrader Cellars. He joined Envy Cellars in Calistoga as winemaker where he has made the highly regarded Envy and Carter wines since 2010.
A native of Scotland, Robin brings vast international experience from the cellars of New Zealand, France and Australia. After graduating from the University of Edinburg, he received a graduate degree in viticulture and enology from Lincoln University in Christchurch, New Zealand. In addition to two harvests in New Zealand, Robin made wine and worked harvest in Languedoc-Roussillon, at Burgundy's famed Domaine Leflaive and in Australia's Barossa Valley with Two Hands Winery before moving to the Napa Valley to establish roots after eight consecutive harvests around the world in four years.
Country born: Scotland
Education: graduate degree in viticulture and enology from Lincoln University in Christchurch
Years in the wine industry: 6 years
To work closely with growers, production team and owner
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