Auction 21 | Lot No. 95
5 cases produced
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 100% Clone 337
- Solely from Amoenus Vineyard in Calistoga consisting of deep, red clay soils rich in iron and volcanic debris
- Profile combination of mountain fruit with rich, round tannins and valley floor fruit showing ripe, warm flavors
- 100% new French oak barrel aging for 18 months; ability to age gracefully over the next 10 to 15 years
At the northern end of the Napa Valley, our Amoenus Vineyard fruit grows from deep, red clay soils rich in iron and volcanic debris. The structure of this fruit is a profile combination of both mountain fruit, showing rich round tannins and valley floor fruit, showing ripe warm flavors. A complex yet balanced wine with the ability to age gracefully over the next 10 to 15 years.
- Single vineyard wine
- Sustainably produced
Winemaker, Swanson Vineyards
Robin came to Napa Valley in 2009, working with winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown of Outpost and Schrader Cellars. He joined Envy Cellars in Calistoga as winemaker where he has made the highly regarded Envy and Carter wines since 2010.
A native of Scotland, Robin brings vast international experience from the cellars of New Zealand, France and Australia. After graduating from the University of Edinburg, he received a graduate degree in viticulture and enology from Lincoln University in Christchurch, New Zealand. In addition to two harvests in New Zealand, Robin made wine and worked harvest in Languedoc-Roussillon, at Burgundy's famed Domaine Leflaive and in Australia's Barossa Valley with Two Hands Winery before moving to the Napa Valley to establish roots after eight consecutive harvests around the world in four years.
Country born: Scotland
Education: graduate degree in viticulture and enology from Lincoln University in Christchurch
Years in the wine industry: 6 years
To work closely with growers, production team and owner
Artisan Wine Depot
2495 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View CA 94043
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection