Schweiger Vineyards

Le Perle
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 138
Vintage

2015

Schweiger Vineyards

Le Perle

Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Fermented in a unique pear-shaped Perle French oak barrel to maximize tannin complexity
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, estate bottled, from the Spring Mountain District nested appellation
  • The unique fermentor shape maintained a partial submerged cap throughout fermentation
  • As a result of this novel technique, this wine has a rich, layered and incredibly integrated mouthfeel

In 2015, Schweiger Vineyards was the first North American winery to experiment with Perle de Quintessence barrels as fermentors. The innovative shape allows for a more concentrated cap during fermentation, plus fermenting on French Oak; a benefit lacking from concrete eggs and amphorae. As a result, the wine has a richer, more layered and incredibly integrated mouthfeel unsurpassed in Cabernet Sauvignon.


Wine Facts

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

Andrew Schweiger

Winemaker, Schweiger Vineyards

Winemaker, Andrew Schweiger

Andrew Schweiger spent his early years in Sonoma County, California. He attended Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa where he was an accomplished musician, often performing with the Santa Rosa Symphony, Sonoma County Junior Symphony and numerous other musical groups.

Andrew gained a passion for winemaking early in life being surrounding by vineyards on the family property on Spring Mountain, high above St. Helena. While in high school, he spent summers working in a variety of capacities at local wineries, including Gloria Ferrer and ZD.

In 1988, Andrew started his formal training in winemaking at the University of California, Davis. While keeping a full schedule at school, he expanded his winemaking bag of tricks by working at various wineries, including Joseph Phelps and Trefethen Vineyards. Upon graduating with bachelor's degrees in fermentation science as well as microbiology and minors in viticulture and music performance, Schweiger set right to work at Chateau St. Jean, and a few years later at Cain Cellars.

When the time came in 1994 for Schweiger Vineyards to begin wine production, Andrew was able to balance his work load and oversee all the winemaking operations at Schweiger in addition to his full-time obligations. Finally, the big step forward came in 1999, when Schweiger Vineyards chose to stop selling fruit to other wineries, and Andrew took the leap to Schweiger Vineyards full time.

Andrew resides in St. Helena with his wife, Paula, and two children, Jerry and Megan. He continues to enjoy playing music, most notably with The California Repercussions. He also serves as consultant winemaker for Parry Cellars.

Country born: United States

Education: University of California, Davis

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Making great wine to enjoy

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650 Castro Street
#120-258
Mountain View  CA  94041
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