Rocca Family Vineyards

Collinetta
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Coombsville

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 169
Vintage

2014

Rocca Family Vineyards

Collinetta

Cabernet Sauvignon
Coombsville

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our Collinetta Vineyard, located in Coombsville
  • Aged 20 months in small, new French oak barrels
  • Intense waves of ripe fruit, with a blackberry palate-coating finish
  • Fruit is hand-selected by our winemaker, the best this vineyard has to offer

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 a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Rocca’s Collinetta Vineyard, located in the cooler-climate Coombsville nested appellation. The fruit was hand-selected, bringing together the best this vineyard has to offer. It was aged for 20 months in small, new French oak barrels. In the glass, you’ll enjoy intense waves of ripe fruit, with a blackberry palate-coating finish.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Paul Colantuoni

Winemaker, Rocca Family Vineyards

Winemaker, Paul Colantuoni

Rocca Family's esteemed winemaker, Paul Colantuoni, has had an exciting international career. Paul broke into the business in Napa Valley, where he worked with Robert Mondavi Winery and Neyers Vineyards. He then spent several years in Europe, honing his talents at Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and with Brancaia in Maremma on the Mediterranean coast of Tuscany. Paul returned to Napa Valley in 2006, and is now focused on crafting world-class artisanal wines for Rocca Family.

Paul brings a strong scientific background to his craft, having studied Chemical Engineering and Molecular Biology at Princeton University until his senior year, when he changed majors to Italian and set his sights on a career as a winemaker. Paul's remarkable creative talents were inspired and refined by years of working with such renowned figures as Ehren Jordan, Bruce Neyers, Frederic and Daniel Brunier, and Carlo Ferrini.

Country born: United States

Education: Princeton University - Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, and Italian

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Our winemaking philosophy is focused on fully realizing the potential of our beautiful estate vineyards. We strive to express their signature qualities as faithfully as possible, by organically growing the very best possible grapes and then staying out of their way with an emphatically non-interventionist approach in the winery.

Stellar Cellars

1724 Robin Lane
Glenview  IL  60025
847-609-2510

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Rocca Family Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville Collinetta 20
John Anthony Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley 16
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