A single-barrel bottling of 100% Cabernet
Sauvignon from our estate vineyard on Atlas Peak
Each ton of Cabernet Sauvignon is fermented
and aged as a separate barrel lot before blending
We have selected our best barrel, the crème de
la crème, to be bottled separately for this wine
Our steep, rocky hillside vineyard is located at an
elevation of 1,600 feet, where “coyotes howl”
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 Premeire Napa valley wine is a single-barrel bottling of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the VinRoc estate vineyard on Atlas Peak. The steep, rocky hillside vineyard is located at an elevation of 1,600 feet, where “coyotes howl.” Each ton of Cabernet Sauvignon is fermented and aged for two years as separate barrel lots before blending. The best barrels of the vintage were chosen to be bottled separately for this wine. The wine was aged in 55% new French oak and reflects the rocky hillside vineyard location with mineral, earthy, black current, licorice, sage, coffee and chocolate characteristics.
Wine is unfiltered
Single vineyard wine
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
My wife and I built VinRoc from scratch. We learned and studied as we were planning and developing the vineyard and later building our winery. We soon found that Atlas Peak doesn't fit the textbook examples. The rugged rocky hillside that is the site of our Cabernet Vineyard required a different approach than the valley floor. My goal in making VinRoc is to produce a wine that truly reflects the unique qualities of our vineyard.
Country born: United States
Education: 3 years of study in the Viticulture and Enology program at Napa Valley College.
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
It starts in the vineyard
Total Wine & More
6600 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda MD 20817