Frias Family Vineyard

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville

2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 125
Vintage

2015

Frias Family Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • A select barrel from our Block 5 single vineyard coming from the heart of the Oakville nested appellation
  • Block 5 is known for decomposed gravel deposits from the Napa River, making for exceptional flavor and rich density
  • Sustainably farmed 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Aged for 23 months in 100% new French oak; unfiltered

Frias is offering up a single vineyard Oakville block for the first time, and it doesn't get much better than from the heart of Oakville. This Block 5 vineyard is known for its decomposed rock and gravel deposits from the Napa River flood plain, which make for exceptional flavor and rich density. This juicy and sexy wine was crafted by Todd Heth, who carefully watched over this barrel from start to finish. The wine was placed in 100% new French oak and aged 23 months in barrel and unfiltered.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Todd Heth

Winemaker, Frias Family Vineyard

Winemaker, Todd Heth

Todd gained a passion for wine while working as a journalist in Hungary and traveling through Europe. Instead of buying a small vineyard as a hobby, he returned to his native California to pursue a degree in viticulture and enology at Fresno State University, doing work and research at the university and regional vineyards and then moving to Napa Valley. He began in the cellar and lab as an intern at Cuvaison Estate Wines, eventually assuming the role of associate winemaker and working with a number of smaller producers in custom production and consulting, from the vineyard through to sales. He is also the winemaker for Fairwinds Estate Winery and Valley Floor Vineyard.

Country born: United States

Education: Post-baccalaureate degree in Viticulture and Enology at Fresno State University; Wine Spectator and American Society of Enology and Viticulture scholarship winner; Work in Hungary and travel to various European wine regions; I try to learn from all those around me and who I encounter in the wine world

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Work to get the best grapes possible, and handle them as gently as possible at the winery. Ideally, the grapes have ripe tannins without high sugars, and retain good fruit intensity and an acid backbone without being jammy.

Todd Heth

Winemaker, Frias Family Vineyard

Winemaker, Todd Heth

Todd gained a passion for wine while working as a journalist in Hungary and traveling through Europe. Instead of buying a small vineyard as a hobby, he returned to his native California to pursue a degree in viticulture and enology at Fresno State University, doing work and research at the university and regional vineyards and then moving to Napa Valley. He began in the cellar and lab as an intern at Cuvaison Estate Wines, eventually assuming the role of associate winemaker and working with a number of smaller producers in custom production and consulting, from the vineyard through to sales. He is also the winemaker for Fairwinds Estate Winery and Valley Floor Vineyard.

Country born: United States

Education: Post-baccalaureate degree in Viticulture and Enology at Fresno State University; Wine Spectator and American Society of Enology and Viticulture scholarship winner; Work in Hungary and travel to various European wine regions; I try to learn from all those around me and who I encounter in the wine world

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Work to get the best grapes possible, and handle them as gently as possible at the winery. Ideally, the grapes have ripe tannins without high sugars, and retain good fruit intensity and an acid backbone without being jammy.

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