Progeny Winery

Heritage Clones
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

2018 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 22 | Lot No. 7
Vintage: 2016

Progeny Winery

Heritage Clones

Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

5 cases produced


  • A unique 100% Cabernet Sauvignon heritage-clone blend
  • Estate fruit from the historic La Questa and Terre Rouge clones
  • Emphasizing deep saturation of color, this wine expresses the nuances of the Mount Veeder nested appellation
  • Classic winemaking style with indigenous fermentation; aged for 22 months in 100% French oak


This Premiere Napa Valley wine from Progeny blends two favored Cabernet Sauvignon blocks from the Woolls Ranch Estate on Mount Veeder. Block C5 represents cuttings from 100-plus-year-old vines from the historic La Questa Vineyard in Woodside, California. Our block B1 produces the Terra Rouge clone from a vineyard formerly known as "Tre Colline." Both heritage clones add great complexity and depth of flavor. Woolls Ranch Estate consists of 265 acres, with 32 acres of vines planted on southwestern slopes. Our rocky top soils create a challenging, but optimal, environment in which the fruit can thrive. The resulting wine produced shows excellent, unique flavor profiles, complexity and intensity, found exclusively in this superb vineyard site.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Sean Capiaux

Winemaker, Progeny Winery

Winemaker, Sean Capiaux

Sean Capiaux, has deftly established his impressive and notable career over the past 21 years at prominent wineries around the globe. He graduated from California State University, Fresno (BS, Enology; minor in Chemistry) in the late 80's. Sean then began his career at Jordan Winery in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. He joined the Houghton Winery located outside Perth for one harvest. Sean then returned to the United States as assistant winemaker at Pine Ridge Winery in the Stags Leap district of Napa Valley. Two years later the Peter Michael Winery in Calistoga tapped Sean as the assistant winemaker.

In 1994, Sean launched his own label, Capiaux Cellars, which has garnered favorable reactions among professional reviewers, a cadre of restaurateurs, and consumers. In 1996, Sean moved temporarily to New York so his wife could attend Cornell University. As a bicoastal winemaker, Sean continued to produce Capiaux Cellars Pinot Noir in California, while working as the winemaker for Macari Vineyards, Jamesport Vineyards and Schneider Vineyards on the north Fork of Long Island.

Sean serves as winemaker for the Progeny Estate Winery and consistently creates world class mountain Cabernets. Sean describes his winemaking style as neo-classic in that he employs modern equipment to produce non-interventious wines which are naturally fermented and bottled unfined and unfiltered. These techniques allow the varietal character and terroir of the Progeny Estate to be the stars of the show.

Country born: United States

Education: California State University, Fresno BS, Enology; minor in Chemistry

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Strive for power, balance and finesse.

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1401 Willow Pass Road
Suit 900
Concord  CA  94520-5242

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