Auction 21 | Lot No. 202
Tender is the Night
5 cases produced
- A powerful wine with sweet, spicy oak suggests espresso and dark chocolate with notes of cigar box
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the heart of the famed Broken Rock Vineyard
- Aged 21 months in 75% new French oak
- A perfect expression of Napa Valley, crafted by winemakers Phillip Corallo-Titus and Ry Richards
Our inaugural Premiere Napa Valley venture. This brawny and powerful wine is classically Napa Valley: muscular, naturally more tannic and truly built to age. Sweet, spicy oak suggests espresso and dark chocolate with notes of cigar box unfolding in the background. Sleek, powerful and designed to express the gifts of our vineyard site with precision and finesse. F. Scott Fitzgerald would have loved this beauty.
Phillip Corallo-Titus has been at the helm of Chappellet's winemaking team for over two decades, as well as at his family's label, Titus. With a passion for experimentation, Phillip applies classical winemaking and believes the finest wines are made in the vineyard. Phillip has been a consulting winemaker to Nellcote since 2013.
Country born: USA
Education: I studied agronomy, viticulture and enology at UC Davis.
Years in the wine industry: 30+ years
I strive to make wines that reflect both the vineyard and the vintage, and my approach is to focus on harvesting at the ideal ripeness. The wines are ultimately an expression of terroir, classic winemaking and the style we are seeking to achieve.
607 Airpark Road
Napa CA 94558
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection
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