Lang & Reed Wine Company

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

Premiere Napa Valley Online
2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 195


Lang & Reed Wine Company

Lost But Found Again

Chenin Blanc
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 Wine Company

Winemaker, John Skupny

I learned the craft from working for wineries for the past 40 years. Driving forklifts into the barrel head of Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon at Caymus, knocking over rows of glassware filled with Cabernet Franc at Clos du Val and crashing tractors into end posts of Merlot vineyards at Neibaum-Coppola. In 1993 I made our first Cabernet Franc, under the Lang & Reed label which gave us the inspiration to get our bonded winery operating in 1996.

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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1420 Milton Road
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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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