Vineyard {511}

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Diamond Mountain District

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2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 212
Vintage

2014

Vineyard {511}

Cabernet Sauvignon
Diamond Mountain District

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from two adjacent hillside vineyards in the Diamond Mountain District nested appellation
  • At an elevation of 750 feet, these west-facing vineyards produce small berries with intense flavor
  • Aged 30 months in 100% French oak, unfined, unfiltered—all for beautifully balanced, silky tannins
  • Best of the barrels selected, showing the true terroir of the volcanic ash soil of Diamond Mountain

This wine is the marriage of two adjacent, hillside vineyards in the Diamond Mountain District nested appellation. A warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size, and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. Temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity. Harvest occurred on September 14, 2014, a month earlier than normal. The wine shows smooth tannins, moderate oak - typical of Vineyard {511} wines - and intensely concentrated blackberry, currant and cocoa flavors. They've produced a supple, elegant Cabernet, with great balance.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered

Rob Lloyd

Winemaker, Vineyard 511

Winemaker, Rob Lloyd

Rob Lloyd was raised in a family where wines were an integral part of each evening's meal. Little did he know that this proximity to wine would lead him one day into the profession of wine making. After graduating from the University of California, Irvine, with an Economics degree, Rob headed to the Napa Valley to work in the wine business. He first began his career as a Cellar Employee, moved into the tasting room at Cakebread, and next assumed the role of Tasting Room Manager at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars.

At this point, Rob decided to become a Winemaker, so his next step was to enroll in the Enology program at the University of California, Davis, where he obtained his Masters Degree in Enology in 1999. During his schooling, Rob interned at Kent Rasmussen Winery, gaining first-hand knowledge about winemaking while at Davis.

After graduating, Rob became the Enologist and then Assistant Winemaker at La Crema in Sonoma. Returning to the Napa Valley, he joined Rombauer Vineyards in 2001, as Assistant Winemaker and then as Winemaker until his resignation in mid-2008. While at Rombauer, the winery received many new accolades and awards for their wines including being named by Wine Spectator as one of the Top 100 wines in the world in 2007.

Country born: United States

Education: UC Davis Masters Degree in Enology in 1999.
Interned at Kent Rasmussen Winery, while at Davis.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Rob is passionate about maximizing the potential of each vineyard and translating this into outstanding and unique wines.

Rob Lloyd

Winemaker, Vineyard 511

Winemaker, Rob Lloyd

Rob Lloyd was raised in a family where wines were an integral part of each evening's meal. Little did he know that this proximity to wine would lead him one day into the profession of wine making. After graduating from the University of California, Irvine, with an Economics degree, Rob headed to the Napa Valley to work in the wine business. He first began his career as a Cellar Employee, moved into the tasting room at Cakebread, and next assumed the role of Tasting Room Manager at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars.

At this point, Rob decided to become a Winemaker, so his next step was to enroll in the Enology program at the University of California, Davis, where he obtained his Masters Degree in Enology in 1999. During his schooling, Rob interned at Kent Rasmussen Winery, gaining first-hand knowledge about winemaking while at Davis.

After graduating, Rob became the Enologist and then Assistant Winemaker at La Crema in Sonoma. Returning to the Napa Valley, he joined Rombauer Vineyards in 2001, as Assistant Winemaker and then as Winemaker until his resignation in mid-2008. While at Rombauer, the winery received many new accolades and awards for their wines including being named by Wine Spectator as one of the Top 100 wines in the world in 2007.

Country born: United States

Education: UC Davis Masters Degree in Enology in 1999.
Interned at Kent Rasmussen Winery, while at Davis.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Rob is passionate about maximizing the potential of each vineyard and translating this into outstanding and unique wines.

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