Ellman Family Vineyards

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2017 Offering

Vintage Perspective Auction

Auction 21 | Lot No. 182

Ellman Family Vineyards

Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • First offering of Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate vineyards in the hills west of Atlas Peak
  • For more than two decades, this vineyard has played a role in coveted Napa Valley bottlings
  • This wine will be bottled unfined and unfiltered after aging for 20 months in French oak barrels
  • A rising star from the much heralded 2015 vintage


Your unique Premiere Napa Valley wine is the first single-vineyard wine produced solely from our 14-acre estate, located in the Soda Canyon area of Napa Valley at the foot of Atlas Peak. After many years of playing a supporting role in Premiere Napa Valley wines from one of Napa Valley’s most prestigious wineries, your wine is ready to take center stage. Under the guidance of winemaker Andy Erickson, we present the finest expression of this special site, one that makes our proprietors—the Brothers Ellman—proud.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Andy Erickson

Winemaker, ELLMAN

Winemaker, Andy Erickson

I have lived and worked in the Napa Valley since 1994. For more than two decades I've been dedicated to producing wines of strong character that truly represent the great terroir from which they come. My efforts have led me from early assignments at Spottswoode, Harlan Estate and Staglin Family Vineyard, to Screaming Eagle, Ovid, Dalla Valle, and Mayacamas, among others. I met Annie shortly after arriving in Napa Valley, and we connected immediately through a shared passion for where we lived, what we did, and what we could do. We loved (and continue to love) growing things, creating, building, cooking, fermenting, preserving, and of course the results of all that activity. Growing grapes and making wine has become the center of our daily work lives, bringing us to many incredible places and helping us forge great and meaningful friendships. With our wine business, what started literally as a garage project has since bloomed into something sustainable, attracting a small but formidable team that has further strengthened our ability to grow and improve. Though our development continues, I'm happy it still feels like a family business, just with a growing family.

Country born: United States

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Tufts University, 1989
Master of Science, Enology, University of California, Davis 2000

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
As a winemaker, my goal is to highlight the character of each of the unique vineyard sites with which I work, whether at my clients' estate vineyards, or the vineyards that produce our own Favia wines. Experiences gained from a summer in France during university, and many subsequent trips to winegrowing regions in Europe, have fueled my enthusiasm for the concept of "terroir" as well as for wines made from special places. While I am fortunate enough to travel and work with wineries in other parts of the world, I feel incredibly lucky to call Napa Valley my home, and am constantly marveled by the diversity of soils and microclimates in this small but diverse valley.

The Saddle Room

2559 Pratum Avenue
Hoffman Estates  IL  60192


Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Ellman Family Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 21
Paradigm Winery 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 21
Beaulieu Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Heart and Soul 20
Gallica 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 20
HALL 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Estate Block 10 19
von Strasser Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District Survivor Block 19
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