Somerston Estate

Block 60
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2018 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 22 | Lot No. 8
Vintage

2016

Somerston Estate

Block 60

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 24 months in new French oak barrels
  • Our Celestial Vineyard sits on a steep, rocky hillside at 1,100 feet above sea level
  • This estate grown and bottled wine was sourced from Celestial Block 98, one of our best vineyard blocks
  • The grapes were handpicked, delivered to the winery, destemmed and hand-sorted

Description

With each vintage, we intend to capture the estate’s potential in every bottle – without a heavy hand in the winemaking process. We believe an estate wine should be expressive, and yet consistently excellent each year. This small lot of 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception. Sourced from a single block on the Somerston Estate property, our winemaker Craig Becker highlights the diversity and distinction of Celestial Vineyard. The Celestial vineyard sits on a steep, rocky hillside at 1,100 ft. above sea level. The elevation, slope and soils of this block have all of the elements necessary to create a single vineyard Cabernet powerhouse. From structure to richness to power to aromatics, it is an impressive site to harvest and from which to develop exceptional wines. Your Premiere Napa Valley offering is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 24 months in new French oak. This wine will be ready to drink immediately, or lay down for 10 to 15 years in the bottle.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Craig Becker

Winemaker, Somerston Estate

Winemaker, Craig Becker

Craig Becker is a seasoned winemaker and has worked with a wide range of varieties planted at some of California's top hillside vineyards.

Country born: United States

Education: Driven by his strong interest in plant and soil science Craig attended the University of California at Davis studying plant physiology, hydrologic science, enology, and viticulture.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
It is Craig's artisan approach to winemaking and his extensive knowledge in viticulture that enables him to create superb wines from a wide range of varieties and sites.

Omaha Wine Company

701 North 114th Street
Omaha  NE  68154
402-431-8558

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