Farella Vineyard

Terrace Reserve
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 191


Farella Vineyard

Terrace Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced


  • Each year we create a highly nuanced PNV wine based on an intimate knowledge of our vineyard blocks
  • Cabernet Sauvignon blend from our estate in the heart of Coombsville
  • Terrace Reserve is from our upper terraces, including a lot from our original planting in 1979
  • Ample yet enough acidity for long-term aging

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. Each year Farella creates a highly nuanced Premiere Napa Valley wine based on an intimate knowledge of their vineyard blocks. This Cabernet Sauvignon blend is from the heart of their estate in Coombsville, including vines on their upper terraces, originally planted in 1979. This ample wine reflects the glorious 2014 growing season, with enough acidity for long-term aging.

Wine Facts

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

Tom Farella

Winemaker, Farella Vineyard

Winemaker, Tom Farella

Tom Farella's original inspiration to enter the wine trade began as a youngster at the dinner table and was later fortified by a family trip to France and some gentle prodding by father Frank. He graduated from UC Davis in 1983 with a degree in Viticulture and Enology while holding down weekend and harvest work with Neyers Vineyards and Flora Springs Winery. His first real job was as winemaker at Preston in Sonoma County which he left after six years to work in Burgundy for Domaine Jacques Prieur in Meursault. The work/travel bug persisted, so he then worked in Oregon for a harvest at Ponzi Winery, then in the vineyard for Beaux Freres. It was after these rich experiences in 1990 that he came back to Farella Vineyard full time.

Country born: United States

Education: BS Enology & Viticulture, UC Davis 1983
Original Mentors, Bruce Neyers and father Frank
Preston Vineyards, Mentor Lou Preston
Harvest+ in Burgundy, Mentors Martin & Jean Prieur 1989
Harvest+ Oregon, 1990 (Dick Ponzi)

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Honor the vineyard site and always focus on balance, in order to produce wines with vibrancy and that complement a meal.

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Y. Rousseau Wines 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Le Pic de Stagecoach 21
Farella Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville Terrace Reserve 20
Materra, Cunat Family Vineyards 2015 Merlot Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley Block 2, Barrel Fermented 20
VinRoc Wine Caves 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak Coyote's Howl 18
Larkin Wines 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 17
VinRoc Wine Caves 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak Koko's Block 16
VinRoc Wine Caves 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak 15
William Cole Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 12
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