Our wine is made from grapes in a sweet spot of our rocky, hillside Oakville vineyard
We use 100% estate grown, Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon fruit
Our wine is handmade; Jeff Ames and his associate winemaker, Dave Grega, get their hands dirty
Our Premiere Napa Valley wine is enjoyable early, but ages beautifully
This estate lot is made entirely from Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon grapes planted in 2002 in a select part of our northwest-oriented, rocky, 1.6-acre Oakville hillside. It is aged in a new Darnajou oak barrel. This wine is unfined and unfiltered. It represents the second vintage of our handmade wines by Jeff Ames.
Wine is unfiltered
Single vineyard wine
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Winemaker, Nemerever Vineyards
I worked my first harvest in Oregon in 1998 and came to Napa in 1999. Was fortunate enough to work at several high-end brands with a friend before going out on my own after 2006.
Country born: USA
Education: Learned by working in cellars not through school.
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
The approach for the Nemerever wines is to have them show like where they come from, Eastern Oakville slopes. We do not fine or filter any of the wines since we want them to show the sense of place as clearly as we can. For the barrels we use only the best barrels that we can get our hands on so they are all Darnajou and Taransaud coppers. After several years making the wines and fermenting each separately we have begun to finely dial in the fermentations and what blocks go best which which blocks for co-fermentation. As always I want the wines to taste amazing but I also want them to taste like Nemerever.
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