Vineyard 511

PNV Barrel Select
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Diamond Mountain District

Premiere Napa Valley Online
2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 223


Vineyard 511

PNV Barrel Select

Cabernet Sauvignon
Diamond Mountain District

5 cases produced


  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from two adjacent hillside vineyards in the Diamond Mountain District nested appellation
  • At an elevation of 750 feet, these west-facing vineyards produce small berries with intense color and flavor
  • Aged 30 months in 100% French oak, unfined, unfiltered—all for beautifully balanced, silky tannins
  • Best of the barrels selected, showing true terroir of volcanic ash soil of Diamond Mountain

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 Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the west-facing hillsides of the Diamond Mountain District nested appellation. Rising 750 feet in elevation and planted in rocky, white-ash soil, these sites produce low-yielding, small berries, that reveal a rich and concentrated wine with flavors of blackberries and cassis. It has notes of tar and black currant, and a bright acidity. Aged in Sylvain, Quintessence and Baron French oak barrels for 30 months, it is a rich, clean, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon that shows smooth Diamond Mountain tannins. Enjoy now or 10 years from now.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered

Rob Lloyd

Winemaker, Vineyard 511

Winemaker, Rob Lloyd

Rob Lloyd was raised in a family where wines were an integral part of each evening's meal. Little did he know that this proximity to wine would lead him one day into the profession of wine making. After graduating from the University of California, Irvine, with an Economics degree, Rob headed to the Napa Valley to work in the wine business. He first began his career as a Cellar Employee, moved into the tasting room at Cakebread, and next assumed the role of Tasting Room Manager at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars.

At this point, Rob decided to become a Winemaker, so his next step was to enroll in the Enology program at the University of California, Davis, where he obtained his Masters Degree in Enology in 1999. During his schooling, Rob interned at Kent Rasmussen Winery, gaining first-hand knowledge about winemaking while at Davis.

After graduating, Rob became the Enologist and then Assistant Winemaker at La Crema in Sonoma. Returning to the Napa Valley, he joined Rombauer Vineyards in 2001, as Assistant Winemaker and then as Winemaker until his resignation in mid-2008. While at Rombauer, the winery received many new accolades and awards for their wines including being named by Wine Spectator as one of the Top 100 wines in the world in 2007.

Country born: United States

Education: UC Davis Masters Degree in Enology in 1999.
Interned at Kent Rasmussen Winery, while at Davis.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Rob is passionate about maximizing the potential of each vineyard and translating this into outstanding and unique wines.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Luna Vineyards 2015 Sangiovese Napa Valley Riserva 21
Vineyard 511 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District PNV Barrel Select 20
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