Auction 20 | Lot No. 166
5 cases produced
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our flagship
single-acre Jack’s Vineyard at 1,700 feet atop
- This PNV wine was selected by the winemaker
from a single barrel deemed to be the best
- This vineyard is hand-tended and hand-picked
by the vineyard owner and winemaker
- A pure and unique micro-vineyard expression
of Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
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 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Gregory Bitz’s single-acre Jack’s Vineyard at 1,700 feet atop Howell Mountain. It was selected by winemaker David Tate from a single barrel deemed to be a pure and unique micro-vineyard expression of Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. After hand picking and a couple of days of cold maceration, the fermentation kicked off and pump overs were preformed twice-a-day for twelve days. The short period of maceration was due to the small berries and quick extraction. The wine was then pressed and will age in French oak barrels for 22 months.
David Tate has worked in the Barossa Valley, Provence, Tuscany, New Zealand, Niagra, Canada and is the current General Manager and winemaker for Barnett Vineyards on Spring Mountain in the Napa Valley as well as for TATE Wine. David is also produces wine in Tuscany.
Country born: Canada
Education: Brock University, Enology & Viticulture with Honors
Lincoln University, Enology & Viticulture
Wine and Spirits Education Trust, WSET-Diploma
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Letting the vineyard express itself in the wine. It is about a sense of place being evident in the wine, not the winemaking.
4935 McConnell Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90066
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection