Dalla Valle Vineyards

Isabella’s Vineyard
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 86
Vintage

2016

Dalla Valle Vineyards

Isabella’s Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a 1.75-acre block that we refer to as Isabella’s Vineyard
  • The wine from this block is consistently the heart of our estate Cabernet Sauvignon bottling
  • After 22 months of aging in 75% new French oak barrels, the wine will be bottled unfiltered
  • A truly one-of-a-kind offering not to be repeated from some of the oldest plantings on our estate

Your incredibly rare wine of pure Cabernet Sauvignon hails from the very heart of our vineyard: a 1.75-acre plot that we refer to as Isabella’s Vineyard, honoring our family heritage. Year after year, these lovingly tended vines produce some of the richest, most expressive wine from our estate, and becomes the backbone of our estate Cabernet Sauvignon bottling. The 2016 vintage is right on target, having broad shoulders and a dense delicious core of red and black fruits. Built for the long haul, this Isabella Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon will age gracefully for decades to come.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Andy Erickson

Winemaker, Dalla Valle Vineyards

Winemaker, Andy Erickson

Andy Erickson has lived and worked in Napa Valley since 1994, and has strived to develop his winemaking and viticultural skills, and to improve the quality of grapes and wines for a number of vineyards and wineries.

Andy is a true believer in the concept of terroir, and his main focus is is to understand and maximize the unique qualities that allow each vineyard to produce wines that express something special and authentic. He is engaged in every aspect of the process, from grape growing to bottling, and works to keep things in focus.

Andy has a Master's degree in Enology from University of California in Davis, as well as a BS in Political Science from Tufts University. He has worked with wineries in California, Chile, Argentina and South Africa.

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.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Michael Mondavi Family Estate 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak 22
Dalla Valle Vineyards 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Isabella’s Vineyard 21
S. R. Tonella Cellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 21
BRYTER Estates 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Inspired 19
Oakville East Exposure 2012 Cabernet Franc Oakville Majek 18
Louis M. Martini Winery 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 254 Meritage Blend 17
Tamber Bey Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Franc Yountville DCV Sandbox Blend I 16
B Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 15
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