Pellet Estate

The Mayor
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 170
Vintage

2014

Pellet Estate

The Mayor

Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Our heritage Pellet Vineyard dates to 1863 and is among the earliest vineyards in St. Helena
  • 100% estate fruit: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon (50% Clone 4, 50% Clone 337), 14% Merlot
  • A full-bodied fruit bomb, vibrant and complex, with silky tannins and a seductive mouthfeel
  • Aged in 100% super-finely grained French oak for 20 months, unfined and unfiltered

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 is made from 100% estate fruit from the historic Pellet Vineyard. It is an evenly proportioned blend of Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 4 and Clone 337, with a bit of Merlot. Vibrant and complex, the wine is packed with flavors of dark jammy fruit, hints of chocolate and spice and has silky tannins with a seductive mouthfeel. Aged in 100% super-finely grained French oak for 20 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered. This wine represents the absolute authentic expression of the Pellet Vineyard and is classically made by master vintner Tom Rinaldi.


Wine Facts

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

Tom Rinaldi

Winemaker, Pellet Estate

Winemaker, Tom Rinaldi

Raised in San Francisco, Tom made frequent trips to Napa on his motorcycle, buying wines directly from the wineries of the day. After four years in the Navy, Tom enrolled at UC Davis along with notable classmates Mike Martini, Tim Mondavi, Randy Dunn, and Bob Levy.

Tom's career began at Freemark Abbey, an experience he calls "a great job, and a great honor." In 1978, Tom became the founding winemaker at Duckhorn Vineyards. After 22 vintages of creating some of Napa's most celebrated wines, Tom helped launch Provenance Vineyards and Hewitt Vineyard from the ground up. Tom's recent 2010 Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was named to the Wine Spectator's Top 10 in the world for 2013, and the #1 Wine in California.

Tom resides with his wife and daughter in St. Helena, where you will either find him in the vineyard, the cellar, or riding his bike throughout the Napa Valley.

Country born: United States

Education: UC Davis graduate, mentor to many many winemakers.

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
To hand craft each wine appropriately to the vintage, the vineyard, and the varietal to result in the purest expression possible.

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