Lang & Reed Wine Company

Lost But Found Again
2016 Chenin Blanc
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

2017 Offering

Vintage Perspective Auction

Auction 21 | Lot No. 195

Lang & Reed Wine Company

Lost But Found Again

Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Appellation: Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • Chenin Blanc was once the most widely planted white grape in the Napa Valley, but only 14 aces are currently planted
  • Elevage in a specially selected Nadalié Perle Blanche barrel until late spring 2017
  • Indigenous yeast fermentation and gentle lees contact and stirring; not filtered, not fined
  • A unique collaboration between father and son winemakers John and Reed Skupny


We boldly offer, for the third vintage, the only Chenin Blanc to have appeared at Premiere Napa Valley in its 21-year history! From a slightly less than one-acre vineyard located in the cool Oak Knoll District, this Chenin Blanc presents a classic Old School style in a New World framework. Engaging aromas and great flavors all wrapped in richly layered and ageable structure. Something at once charming, yet complex, something altogether different when the moment calls for something completely different!

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

John Skupny

Winemaker, Lang & Reed Napa Valley

Winemaker, John Skupny

I learned the craft of winemaking and the art of wine sales from working for over a dozen wineries over the past 40 years. Having arrived in California in 1980 with over a half of a decade of restaurant wine experience, as a buyer and wine steward [sommelier], I was prepared to absorb and apply lessons learned from many of the producers and winemakers who played such an impact on the advent of fine wine emanating from the Napa Valley. I have always felt that I have one foot in the historical past and one step forward into a great future that lies ahead in our Valley. In 1993, together with my wife, Tracey, we made our first Cabernet Franc, under the Lang & Reed label which gave us the inspiration to get our bonded winery operating in 1996. We feel, after more than 25 years of producing Lang & Reed wines, a humble part of the fabric of this great wine region.

Country born: United States

Education: Mentors that I have either worked for or with, Charlie & Chuck Wagner, Laurie Wood, Bernard Portet, Dan Duckhorn, Tony Soter, Scott McLeod, Jon Kongsgaard, Kent Rassmusen, Kristin Belair, Bernard & Matthieu Baudry, Dick Ward, David Graves and Ted Hall.

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
Past Chairman - Napa Valley Vintners & Auction Napa Valley, Past Co-Chair Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Auction, Past President - Stags Leap District Winegrowers, Founding Vice-President - Rutherford Dust Society, Past President, Napa Valley Wine Library Association.

Winemaking Philosophy:
To craft wines that are expressive of the grape and ground from which they come - respecting that something subtle and delicate can provide superb pleasure - to make wines that are enjoyable to drink and to share with others.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Lang & Reed Wine Company 2016 Chenin Blanc Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley Lost But Found Again 21
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