Black Stallion Estate Winery

Gaspare Single Vineyard
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 15
Vintage

2015

Black Stallion Estate Winery

Gaspare Single Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • This vineyard is located in the Oak Knoll District nested appellation where temperatures are slightly cooler
  • Vineyard blocks chosen to create a distinct wine offering excellent balance and vibrant acidity
  • This pedigreed vineyard produces wine with floral aromas of black fruit and cedar
  • Flavors of deep, ripe fruit with nuances of brown sugar and allspice end in a lingering finish

Black Stallion Estate Winery is owned by the Indelicato family, with a grape growing and winemaking history that has spanned three generations and more than 90 years. The name of the vineyard is an homage to Gaspare Indelicato, who came to America more than a century ago to continue his family’s winemaking heritage in California. He passed along this dedication to hard work and pursuit of excellence to his family, and his legacy is expressed upon the release of every vintage.


Wine Facts

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

Ralf  Holdenried

Winemaker, Black Stallion Estate Winery

Winemaker, Ralf  Holdenried

From childhood chores on his family's vineyard in Germany to crafting small lot wines in Napa Valley, Ralf has an eclectic mix of winemaking experience that spans two continents. He studied winemaking and viticulture at Germany's prestigious University of Geisenheim and worked at several wineries in Reinhessen and Nahe, before studying fermentation science, viticulture and enology at the University of California at Davis. Ralf became fascinated with California's wine culture and has since relished the New World approach to crafting wine.

Country born: Germany

Education: Master of Business Administration, Graduate School of Management, University of California at Davis
Bachelor of Science, Fermentation Science, University of California at Davis
Vordiplom, Viticulture and Enology, University of Geisenheim, Germany

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
Ralf has received thirty 90+ Point scores from Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator on his wines.

Winemaking Philosophy:
Winemaking starts in the vineyard. Location, climate, picking decisions - these are all crucially important factors that will ultimately determine the quality of your finished wine. At Black Stallion Estate Winery, I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to personally hand-select our fruit from some of the finest vineyards and AVA's in Napa Valley.

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