Hopper Creek Winery

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 176


Hopper Creek Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced


  • Selected from the best barrel lots of our three-ton harvest of Cabernet Sauvignon
  • No mechanical agitation used, as all open-fermented bins are punched down by hand
  • A Vicard barrel was used to lend support to the delicious aromas and luscious fruit flavors
  • The Cabernet was blended with Merlot and Malbec to enhance the fruit and soften the tannins

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. Grapes for your Cabernet Sauvignon were harvested from a small number of vines planted among the Merlot at Hopper Creek. These vines have a low yield, which consistently makes a wine of exceptional quality. The grapes were destemmed and punched down by hand three times a day. Wild yeast began the fermentation followed by a pure strain of yeast. Gentle pressing and on to a French oak barrel. This Cabernet Sauvignon was then blended with Merlot and Malbec to enhance the fruit and soften the tannins. A Vicard barrel provided additional delicious aromas and luscious fruit flavors.

Wine Facts

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

Barry Grushkowitz

Winemaker, Hopper Creek Winery

Winemaker, Barry Grushkowitz

Winemaker at Audubon Cellars 1984-2004

Country born: United States

Education: MS Biological Sciences from San Jose State University

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
Division Sweepstakes Award Winner from for Late Harvest Chardonnay (LA County Fair)

Winemaking Philosophy:
The least amount of handling of grapes and wine will yield a better wine.

Philippe The Original

1001 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles  CA  90012


Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Red Mare Wines 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Coombsville Alpha Mare 23
Hopper Creek Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville 20
Boeschen Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 18
Mi Sueño Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Seleccion Herrera 15
Mi Sueño Winery 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Seleccion Herrera 13
Far Niente 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Nickel & Nickel Stelling Vineyard 3
Sterling Vineyards 1998 Chardonnay Los Carneros Winery Lake 3
Chimney Rock Winery 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Reserve 2
Far Niente Winery 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2
This website uses cookies.
Learn more about our privacy policy.
Dismiss this notice