S. R. Tonella Cellars

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

Premiere Napa Valley Online
2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 211
Vintage

2015

S. R. Tonella Cellars

Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Grown entirely in our Rutherford Bench estate vineyard by our fourth generation vintner/owner
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our favorite French oak barrel
  • Reflects the unique expression of Rutherford Dust terroir
  • Simply complex, balance of dark fruit, savory spices and lush tannins with a pleasant, lengthy finish

Your unique Premiere Napa Valley wine is sourced from our S. R. Tonella Cellars estate vineyard located in Rutherford, which has been in proprietor Steve Tonella’s family since 1910. We carefully timed and harvested at night, hand-sorted the clusters, then destemmed and sorted the berries to ensure the true expression of this site specific Cabernet Sauvignon. Proprietor Steve Tonella along with consulting winemaker Fred Delivert selected this single barrel from the vintage’s most elegant French oak barrel. This complex wine showcases the exceptional character of the Rutherford nested appellation, with forward notes of black fruit and savory spices on the nose. The bright layers of fruit show complex and layered integration with the oak, giving way to flavors of cassis and raspberry with notes of chocolate and spice. The beautiful fruit is enhanced by the lush mouthfeel, velvety tannins and wonderfully long finish.


Frederic Delivert

Winemaker, S. R. Tonella Cellars

Winemaker, Frederic Delivert

Born and raised in France, his first experience with California wine industry happened in 1991, during an harvest internship while enrolled at the Ecole Superieure d'Agriculture de Purpan (in Toulouse) to get his Masters degree in agriculture. The experience abroad was so interesting that Frederic came back after graduating and started to compile a great experience in winemaking, with tenures at Newton, Far Niente, Duckhorn, Plumpjack and Cade, and most recently Martin Estate and Clark-Claudon. Frederic is convinced that winemaking starts in the vineyard. When grapes are brought to their best potential, then winemaking is just choosing the right path to express it. At S. R. Tonella Cellars, Frederic continues the tradition of site specific expression of Rutherford Appellation wine.

Country born: France

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

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7345 West Sand Lake Road
Suite 319
Orlando  FL  32819
407-342-0731


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