Cairdean Estate

Acquaintance Vineyard
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 14
Vintage: 2014

Cairdean Estate

Acquaintance Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

20 cases produced


  • Cairdean focuses on small-lot variety wines from unique vineyard sites in Napa Valley
  • Our “zero wine waste” winery sets new standards for wineries around the world
  • This Cabernet Sauvignon captures the terroir of our Acquaintance Vineyard in the Coombsville nested appellation
  • Coombsville’s cool, marine temperatures produce an intense Cabernet with distinctive structure


This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 240 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 Cabernet Sauvignon captures the terroir of Cairdean’s Acquaintance Vineyard in the Coombsville nested appellation, where the cooler temperatures and rocky soils produce wines that are deeply colored, intensely flavored and elegant. This is the first wine to be made in Cairdean’s stunning new caves north of St. Helena.

Wine Facts

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

Stacia  Dowdell

Winemaker, Brasswood

Winemaker, Stacia  Dowdell

Garage winemaker since 2000, went to Fresno State in 2006 to study Enology and Viticulture. Graduated in 2010 and moved up to St. Helena, Napa Valley and started Cairdean Vineyards.

Country born: United States

Education: Certificate of Special Study in Enology from Fresno State
Viticulture Research Assistant Fresno State
B.S. in Computer Science

Years in the wine industry: 9 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I like to make wines that are reflective of the varietal in the specific vineyard. Cabernet Sauvignon is my true favorite.

Nos Caves Vin

2501 Wroxton
Houston  TX  77005


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