Lagniappe Peak Vineyards

Couplet
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

Premiere Napa Valley Online
2018 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 22 | Lot No. 209
Vintage

2016

Lagniappe Peak Vineyards

Couplet

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Specially blended 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, created exclusively for Premiere Napa Valley
  • This handcrafted wine was crushed into open bins and then aged for 20 months in 40% new French oak
  • Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from Box W Vineyard on Atlas Peak and Angel Acres in Coombsville
  • Harmonious combination of the structure of Atlas Peak with the opulence of Coombsville fruit

Our 2016 Lagniappe Peak "Couplet" Cabernet Sauvignon captures the terroir of two of Napa Valley's unique viticultural areas, Atlas Peak and Coombsville. The Atlas Peak component brings structure and minerality, while the Coombsville component brings a sensuous opulence. Couplet is truly a marriage made in heaven. These two distinct lots were blended to create an elegant and unique wine following 20 months of barrel aging in French oak, featuring a variety of coopers, including Demptos, Treuil and Sylvain.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered

Kian Tavakoli

Winemaker, Lagniappe Peak Vineyards

Winemaker, Kian Tavakoli

Kian graduated from UC Davis in 1992, with a degree in genetics and viticulture. His first assignment in Napa took him to Opus One, where he spent four years as enologist. He subsequently moved to Clos du Val, where he spent 9 years; eventually heading the Cabernet Sauvignon program, including their prestigious Napa Valley Reserve bottling.

Kian combines his extensive experience in making award winning Napa Valley Cabs and Bordeaux blends with his love of food (developed at an early age as the son of restaurateurs) to create our elegant and food friendly wines.

Country born: Iran

Education: UC Davis graduate in 1992, with a degree in Genetics/Viticulture Minor.
Spent 9 years at Clos Du Val where he was Associate Winemaker and eventually winemaker of their Cabernet program. Under the tutelage of Bernard Portet, he honed his skills in the craft of blending - creating focused, distinguished, and layered wines.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Creating refined, structured and well balanced wines, expressing varietal characteristic, as well as a sense of place.

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350 E. Hermosa Drive
San Gabriel  CA  91775
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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Lagniappe Peak Vineyards 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Couplet 22
Benessere 2013 Red Wine St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon / Aglianico Blend 19
William Hill Estate Winery 2012 Red Wine Napa Valley Benchmark 18
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