Tournesol

Vertices
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Coombsville

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 128
Vintage

2014

Tournesol

Vertices

Cabernet Sauvignon
Coombsville

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • This wine captures the soil and variety nuances from each corner of the Tournesol estate vineyards
  • A vibrant blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec grown on volcanic ash and rock
  • Vineyards are Napa Green Certified, the wine industry’s most rigorous land use program
  • Handcrafted by acclaimed winemaker Ken Bernards and aged in new French oak for 24 months

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 Valleywine wine captures the soil and variety nuances from each corner of the Tournesol estate vineyards. It is a vibrant blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec grown on volcanic ash and rock. The vineyards are Napa Green Certified, the wine industry’s most rigorous land use program. This special wine was handcrafted by acclaimed winemaker Ken Bernards and aged in new French oak for 24 months.


Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Ken Bernards

Winemaker, Tournesol

Winemaker, Ken Bernards

Ken has been making wine in Napa Valley for 25 years with experience as winemaker or consulting winemaker with more than a dozen wineries. The insatiable curiosity that first led Ken to begin his quest to make great wines continues to lead him to seek out new and challenging opportunities beyond those presented in his own winery. His devotion to discovering the character of each specific vineyard site aided him as be became a pioneer in the Coombsville area, located in the southeast corner of the greater Napa Valley AVA. He has placed special emphasis with estate-grown vineyard designations, making a natural connection with Bob and Anne Arns at Tournesol Vineyard, beginning in 2003.

Country born: United States

Education: B.S. Chemistry with an emphasis on Flavor Chemistry. Internship in Epernay, France at Moet & Chandon. Winemaking Consultant with clients in Chile, Oregon, California. President Emeritus California Enological Research Association.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Terroir expression and balance are emphasized.

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