von Strasser & Lava Vine Winery

So Sori, Sori Bricco Vineyard
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Diamond Mountain District

2018 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 22 | Lot No. 85
Vintage

2016

von Strasser & Lava Vine Winery

So Sori, Sori Bricco Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Diamond Mountain District

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Sori Bricco Vineyard has been a constant source of amazing Cabernet Sauvignon for nearly 20 years
  • This vineyard, our highest on Diamond Mountain, has incredible soil, making for great red wine
  • An incredibly rich and complex Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Aged in 100% new French oak

Since 1999, Rudy von Strasser has been harvesting the Sori Bricco Vineyard. The vineyard is located high on Diamond Mountain, overlooking Calistoga, and has always been a personal favorite of his. Each year is a new adventure into the fruit the vines bare. Earthy and rich while also surprisingly fruit forward, this Cabernet Sauvignon is intriguingly complex. Aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Rudy von Strasser

Winemaker, Rudy Von Strasser

Winemaker, Rudy von Strasser

I started in the wine business in a roundabout way. I was studying apple farming at University of New Hampshire, and I wrote my senior paper on producing hard-cider using local organic apples. I decided upon graduating that I would like to pursue this dream, but had no mentor to teach me how to make cider. So in 1981 I decided to come to Napa Valley, thinking if I could learn to make wine, I could take this knowledge for my cider.

I worked for about a year at Robert Mondavi Winery, and not only fell in love with wine, but also California. This enthusiasm made me enroll back into college at UCD, where I recieved a second degree, in enology. Upon graduating, I wanted to focus on Cabernet Sauvignon so I looked to connections had in Bordeaux and was able to talk myself into an internship at Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, where in 1985 I became the first California intern. Upon returning, I became the enologist at Trefethen for two years, then assistant winemaker at Newton Vineyard for three years. In 1990, I fullfilled the dream and bought a small ranch on Diamond Mountain which now is the home to my winery.

Country born: United States

Education: See above experience section for my comlplete Bio

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
'Winery of the Year' for 11 of the past 12 years for Wine and Spirits Magazine; 'Wine of the Year' - Connoisseurs Guide to Fine Wine; 'Value Winery of the Year' - Wine and Spirits magazine 2009; 'Prince of Cabernet' and magazine cover - The Wine News; Gold and Silver Medals in 2011 & 2012 at AWC-Vienna, Austria for Gruner Veltliner

Winemaking Philosophy:
I believe wines should be elegant. The most important flavors of a wine need to be those which come for the vineyard and show the terroir. If a wine carries too much of a winemaker’s “muscle”—like oak, alcohol—then it becomes generic and no longer a product of a place. Since I make seven different bottlings from Diamond Mountain District, I want each vineyard to taste unique due to the soils, exposure, farming techniques, etc.

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