The fruit for this wine comes from a single vineyard
of some of the oldest vines on our estate
The beautiful tannin ripeness is a result of heat
trapped in the Palisades north of the vineyard
Exemplifies the balance of power and grace for
which the Stags Leap District is known
This unique barrel selection is unfiltered and
handcrafted using sustainable farming methods
This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 120 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.
The fruit for your Premiere Napa Valley wine comes from the Ganymede Vineyard, containing some of the oldest vines on the Chimney Rock estate. The beautiful tannin ripeness is a result of heat trapped in the Palisades north of the vineyard. It exemplifies the balance of power and grace for which the Stags Leap District is known. This unique barrel selection is unfiltered and handcrafted using sustainable farming methods. Like all great Stags Leap District wines, this is a true collector's wine that will only benefit from time in the cellar.
Wine is unfiltered
Single vineyard wine
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Winemaker, Chimney Rock Winery
My experience as a winemaker began with two wonderful internships, the first at Trefethen Vineyards and the second at Chimney Rock Winery, more than a decade ago. I then went on to Napa Wine Company for a few years as lab director and assistant winemaker, where I learned much from some amazing winemakers in this valley. I was fortunate enough to work closely with Heidi Barret, Celia Macyzek, Erin Green and Pam Starr, among many other inspiring women in wine. I then returned to Chimney Rock as assistant winemaker in 2002 and was eventually promoted to winemaker.
Country born: Brazil
Education: Masters degree in enology U.C. Davis
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
Honors / Awards:
Commencement speaker, University of California-Davis School of Graduate Studies, 2009
My goal is to create wines with great texture and to have those wines represent the vineyards from which they are born. The tactile experience is just as important as the aroma and flavor. More specifically, my goal as winemaker at Chimney Rock is to highlight and honor the strengths of the amazing Cabernet we grow in Stags Leap District.
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