Specially crafted from two of our estate vineyards in Coombsville’s rolling hills
Blended from a selection of ultra-premium barrels from our micro-production Selección Herrera label
Sustainably farmed by Herrera Vineyard Management and finessed by winemaker Rolando Herrera
Vintage permitting, a small percentage of Petit Verdot and/or Malbec will be blended for roundness
Herrera Selección wines are what Rolando refers to as a gift from Mother Nature. This is his absolute best effort to take the gift that Mother Nature gives him every year. Given numerous variables that Rolando encounters each vintage, it's only after he has a chance to taste through each barrel that he gains a genuine appreciation for the nuances that each vineyard has to offer. Those barrels that prove to be truly unique and distinctive will ultimately represent our limited production, ultra-premium Selección Herrera label. Considering the painstaking nature of this process, production will generally be limited from two to four barrels annually.
Wine is unfiltered
Single vineyard wine
Winemaker, Mi Sueño Winery
I started my career in wine making while taking on a cellar worker position my senior year in high school in 1985 at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. Since then, I've been blessed with the opportunity to be Assistant Winemaker at Chateau Potelle, Winemaker at Vine Cliff and Director of Winemaking at Paul Hobbs Consulting. Mi Sueno Winery was founded in 1997 and since then, we've launched Rolando Herrera Consulting and Herrera Vineyard Management.
Country born: Mexico
Education: Although having no formal education, I learned through practice and with the mentoring of winemakers such as Warren Winiarski and Paul Hobbs.
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Honors / Awards:
Founding president of the Napa Sonoma Mexican-American Vintner's Association
Having three wines (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon) poured at The White House
Since Mother Nature is so generous, we try to be as hands off as possible with little intervention. We are very blessed here in Napa Valley, so most of the work comes from Mother Nature. Outside of that factor, I like to have full control; hence I started my vineyard management company. Having your own winemaking facility helps you keep a close eye on the quality and also having your bottling line as well. The more I can control, the more comfortable I feel.
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