Rocca Family Vineyards

Grigsby Vineyard Old Vines Barrel 15047
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Yountville

Premiere Napa Valley Online
2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 207
Vintage

2015

Rocca Family Vineyards

Grigsby Vineyard Old Vines Barrel 15047

Cabernet Sauvignon
Yountville

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% estate grown Grigsby Vineyard Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon, CCOF-certified organically farmed
  • Our winemaker’s favorite barrel of 2015, from the vineyard’s most beautifully expressive vines
  • Meticulously handpicked, cluster sorted and berry sorted; uninoculated, unfined and unfiltered
  • Bottled after 20 months of aging in Barrel 15047, a new Darnajou Château Ferré, medium-plus toast

Exclusively for Premiere Napa Valley, Dr. Mary Rocca and her husband, Dr. Eric Grigsby, asked renowned winemaker Paul Colantuoni to create 60 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon from his single favorite barrel of the vintage. The result is Grigsby Vineyard Old Vines Barrel 15047. This one-of-a-kind wine is 100% estate grown, certified organically farmed Cabernet from the oldest, most beautifully expressive vines on the property. They meticulously handpicked and hand-sorted the clusters, gently destemmed the grapes, then sorted the individual berries again for total perfection. They added nothing to the grapes, allowing them to ferment exclusively with the vineyard's own indigenous yeasts, and bottled the wine without any fining or filtration after 20 months of aging in Paul’s carefully selected tight-grain French oak barrel number 15047. This gorgeously concentrated, richly structured, uniquely delicious creation is a Napa Valley classic that is sure to be a treasured addition to any cellar.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Paul Colantuoni

Winemaker, Rocca Family Vineyards

Winemaker, Paul Colantuoni

Rocca Family's esteemed winemaker, Paul Colantuoni, has had an exciting international career. Paul broke into the business in Napa Valley, where he worked with Robert Mondavi Winery and Neyers Vineyards. He then spent several years in Europe, honing his talents at Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and with Brancaia in Maremma on the Mediterranean coast of Tuscany. Paul returned to Napa Valley in 2006, and is now focused on crafting world-class artisanal wines for Rocca Family.

Paul brings a strong scientific background to his craft, having studied Chemical Engineering and Molecular Biology at Princeton University until his senior year, when he changed majors to Italian and set his sights on a career as a winemaker. Paul's remarkable creative talents were inspired and refined by years of working with such renowned figures as Ehren Jordan, Bruce Neyers, Frederic and Daniel Brunier, and Carlo Ferrini.

Country born: United States

Education: Princeton University - Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, and Italian

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Our winemaking philosophy is focused on fully realizing the potential of our beautiful estate vineyards. We strive to express their signature qualities as faithfully as possible, by organically growing the very best possible grapes and then staying out of their way with an emphatically non-interventionist approach in the winery.

Southern Napa Fine Wine House

2304 Main Street
Daphne  AL  36526
251-375-2800

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