Auction 20 | Lot No. 128
5 cases produced
- 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.
- Sustainably produced
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
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
Terroir expression and balance are emphasized.
7 Hastings Road
Holmdel NJ 07733
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection