Auction 20 | Lot No. 82
Ethel Lewelling Taplin
5 cases produced
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from land held in
our family since 1864
- We hand-select the rows, clusters and berries
that best express the soils and vintage
- Aged in 100% new French oak
- A well-balanced wine with layers of complexity
on a rich bed of dark fruit
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 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from land held in Taplin and Lewelling families since 1864. Vineyard rows, clusters and berries were hand-selected to best express specific soils and the tremendous 2014 vintage. Aged in a 100% new French oak barrel, this wine is beautifully well balanced with layers of complexity on a bed of dark fruit, with a rich lingering body and hints of pepper.
- Single vineyard wine
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Winemaker, Taplin Cellars
Julien Fayard gained his knowledge and defined his core winemaking style from working at grand Chateaux in France such as Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Lafitte. In Napa Valley, he's worked alongside renowned winemaker Philippe Melka. He has come to be a Napa Valley veteran after more than 10 years of working with some of the most highly acclaimed and sought after wines from the Napa Valley.
Country born: France
Education: I have a master's degree in agribusiness from the Agriculture University at Angers, a Master in Enology from Toulouse. I am completing his MBA at UC Davis in Entrepreneurship and Business.
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
I am a terroir-centric winemaker looking for the essence and signature of a place. I prefer easing a wine forward over aggressive intervention. The magic for me is getting to know each vintage through the year, the harvest, and the fermentations so that I can consistently let the wine express that year and that place.
San Francisco 49ers / Levy
4949 Marie P. DeBartolo Way
Santa Clara CA 95054-1229
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection