Hertelendy Vineyards

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

Premiere Napa Valley Online
2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 191
Vintage

2015

Hertelendy Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Fruit sources are Howell Mountain, Atlas Peak, Pritchard Hill and Oakville
  • Fruit is from mature vines grown in volcanic soil
  • Aromas of dark cherry liqueur and mocha with blackberry notes; black currant, graphite and dark cherry flavors
  • Aged in rare French oak for 24 months for a long lasting, roasted-coffee-bean finish

Your unique Premiere Napa Valley wine is made from ultra-premium grapes from mature vines in some of Napa Valley’s finest nested appellations. It expresses aromas of dark cherry liquor and mocha with blackberry notes; black currant, graphite and dark cherry flavors finish out the palate. Time in rare French oak for 24 months allows your wine to age gracefully for years to come.


Ralph Hertelendy

Winemaker, Hertelendy Vineyards

Winemaker, Ralph Hertelendy

Ralph Hertelendy is a young entrepreneur who fell in love with wine at a very early age. When Ralph was 5 years old in France, he tasted one of the best French Grand Crus, and remembered liking it not just for the flavor, but also because it brought friends and family together. After getting his business degree from the University of San Francisco, Ralph became a sommelier and worked for several wineries in the Napa Valley in sales, and as a winemaker's assistant under Laura Barrett.

When he was 25, he made his first wine in his basement, and over the years he has refined his craft towards creating only top quality style wines. Being multilingual, he has lived and traveled in France, Italy, and Spain to go on wine explorations in specific regions to further hone his craft and broaden his horizons.

Country born: United States

Education: Level 1 Sommelier
Mentors: Laura Barrett, Phillip Corallo-Titus, Russell Bevan

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Honors / Awards:
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon: 96pts WA, 96pts Jeb Dunnuck
2015 Signature Mountain Blend: 95pts Jeb Dunnuck
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon: 96pts WA ("It is extra special"-Robert Parker)
2014 Signature Mountain Blend: 94pts Robert Parker
2014 Chardonnay: 94pts WE
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon: 95pts WA ("merits serious attention."-Robert Parker)

Winemaking Philosophy:
To create world-class wines, never compromise quality, and pursue excellence while maintaining the distinguished Hertelendy style with each vintage. Quality above all else.

San Francisco 49ers / Levy

4949 Marie P. DeBartolo Way
Santa Clara  CA  95054-1229
408-562-4925

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