Barbour

Man Cave Blend
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

Premiere Napa Valley Online
2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 203
Vintage

2014

Barbour

Man Cave Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Winemaker Celia Welch and vintner Jim Barbour team up once again to create the Man Cave Blend
  • This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from the Walters Block of Barbour Vineyard
  • Our vineyard in the St. Helena nested appellation is dry farmed to Jim’s exacting standards
  • Aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak

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. Winemaker Celia Welch and vintner Jim Barbour teamed up top create Your Premiere Napa Valley Man Cave Blend. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from the Walters Block of Barbour Vineyard. This vineyard in the St. Helena nested appellation is dry farmed to Jim’s exacting standards and the wine was aged for 22 months in a 100% new French oak barrel.


Wine Facts

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

Celia Welch

Winemaker, Barbour Vineyards

Winemaker, Celia Welch

Celia Welch is one of North America's most highly regarded winemakers and has earned a reputation for crafting distinctive wines that express the individual qualities and characteristics of each vineyard.

As the daughter of an avid wine collector and home winemaker, Celia had an early introduction to wine appreciation and the elements of winemaking. She discovered her fascination with flavors and aromas, which inspired her to earn her degree in Enology from UC Davis. Afterward, she explored and worked in the wine regions of the Pacific Northwest, New Zealand and Australia.

She then settled in Napa Valley, and after spending several years working in notable wineries honing her skills, she became an independent winemaker working for such clients as Staglin Family Vineyard. Today, her client list consists of a select group of Napa Valley wineries, including Scarecrow, Keever Vineyards, Kelly Fleming Wines, Lindstrom, and Hollywood and Vine. Celia also produces wine under her own label, Corra.

In the nearly three decades she has been making wine professionally, Celia has contributed greatly to the success of Napa Valley. We are privileged to have her as part of the Barbour Wines team.

Country born: United States

Education: Degree in Fermentation Science from UCD

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Harvesting when the berry flavors are bright and vibrant captures the essence of a particular vineyard's personality. Creating wines that reflect a particular corner of Napa Valley makes these wines not only unique, but also exquisitely balanced.

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