Gamble Family Vineyards

Paramount Proprietary Red Blend - Barrel Select
2016 Red Wine
Napa Valley

2018 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 22 | Lot No. 12
Vintage

2016

Gamble Family Vineyards

Paramount Proprietary Red Blend - Barrel Select

Red Wine
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Roughly equal proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, with some Petit Verdot
  • Winemaker Jim Close selected a single barrel, Tronçais MTL+ from Tonnellerie Remond
  • This barrel fully expresses the elegant and seamless nature of this commanding wine
  • Using fruit from five nested appellations across the valley, Paramount is greater than the sum of its parts

Gamble Family Vineyards’ signature Bordeaux-style red blend, Paramount, is roughly equal proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, with a splash of Petit Verdot. For Premiere Napa Valley 2018, winemaker Jim Close has selected from the master blend his single favorite barrel – a Troncais MTL+ from Tonnellerie Remond – that fully expresses the elegant and seamless nature of this commanding wine. From five appellations covering the length and breadth of the Napa Valley, it is greater than the sum of its parts.


Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced

Jim Close

Winemaker, Gamble Family Vineyards

Winemaker, Jim Close

Worked harvest in the Languedoc region of France, then worked at
Ehlers Grove and Cartlidge & Brown in the fields and cellars before becoming winemaker at Gamble Family Vineyards in 2004.

Country born: England

Education: Enology & Viticulture - Brighton University, England

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
WSET Level 4 Diploma

Winemaking Philosophy:
Taking a cue from the Old World, making well-structured, balanced wines that express the true terroir of each of our Napa vineyards.

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