von Strasser Winery

Estate Vineyard’s Final Bow
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Diamond Mountain District

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 145
Vintage

2014

von Strasser Winery

Estate Vineyard’s Final Bow

Cabernet Sauvignon
Diamond Mountain District

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Made from 100% Diamond Mountain District estate von Strasser fruit
  • This is the last vintage of von Strasser “Estate Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Comprised of the oldest, most select vines on the estate
  • Cabernet Sauvignon blended with small amounts of Petit Verdot and Malbec

For the last 27 years, Rudy and Rita von Strasser have a raised three amazing kids and produce some of the most amazing Diamond Mountain Cabernets, all from their estate. This wine is the culmination of the their nearly three decades of hard work and dedication to the vinifaction of truly exceptional wines. This Cabernet is made from the oldest vines on the estate.


Wine Facts

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

Rudy von Strasser

Winemaker, von Strasser & Lava Vine Winery

Winemaker, Rudy von Strasser

I started in the wine business in a roundabout way. I was studying apple farming at University of New Hampshire, and I wrote my senior paper on producing hard-cider using local organic apples. I decided upon graduating that I would like to pursue this dream, but had no mentor to teach me how to make cider. So in 1981 I decided to come to Napa Valley, thinking if I could learn to make wine, I could take this knowledge for my cider.

I worked for about a year at Robert Mondavi Winery, and not only fell in love with wine, but also California. This enthusiasm made me enroll back into college at UCD, where I recieved a second degree, in enology. Upon graduating, I wanted to focus on Cabernet Sauvignon so I looked to connections had in Bordeaux and was able to talk myself into an internship at Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, where in 1985 I became the first California intern. Upon returning, I became the enologist at Trefethen for two years, then assistant winemaker at Newton Vineyard for three years. In 1990, I fullfilled the dream and bought a small ranch on Diamond Mountain which now is the home to my winery.

Country born: United States

Education: See above experience section for my comlplete Bio

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
'Winery of the Year' for 11 of the past 12 years for Wine and Spirits Magazine; 'Wine of the Year' - Connoisseurs Guide to Fine Wine; 'Value Winery of the Year' - Wine and Spirits magazine 2009; 'Prince of Cabernet' and magazine cover - The Wine News; Gold and Silver Medals in 2011 & 2012 at AWC-Vienna, Austria for Gruner Veltliner

Winemaking Philosophy:
I believe wines should be elegant. The most important flavors of a wine need to be those which come for the vineyard and show the terroir. If a wine carries too much of a winemaker’s “muscle”—like oak, alcohol—then it becomes generic and no longer a product of a place. Since I make seven different bottlings from Diamond Mountain District, I want each vineyard to taste unique due to the soils, exposure, farming techniques, etc.

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