100% Cabernet Sauvignon crafted by winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown
This 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon represents the pinnacle blocks from our 16-acre property
Aged 22 months in 80% new French oak barrels
Rich and powerful, layered with dark and bright fruit and lush tannins, this wine will age 20+ years
Since the beginning, we have been committed to small-lot winemaking - in fact, most of our vines date back to original clippings planted more than two decades ago. This Cabernet Sauvignon celebrates the diversity of Gemstone Vineyard. The 16 acres of our estate are divided into 20 different micro-blocks according to a wide array of soil types. Each small area is carefully matched to more than 16 different clones, including 10 Cabernet Sauvignon clones, and all blocks are vinified individually from harvest to barrel. This gives our winemaker a unique palette from across our vineyard from which to blend a complex expression of its full character.
Wine is unfiltered
Single vineyard wine
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Thomas Rivers Brown
We are fortunate to partner with winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, one of the most extraordinary talents in winemaking today. His non-interventionist approach aligns with our commitment to terroir, allowing our vineyard's character to guide the style of our wines. Originally from South Carolina, Thomas made his way to Napa Valley in the mid-1990s after graduating from the University of Virginia. His education in wine began while working as a cellar hand and lab enologist for winemaker Ehren Jordan at Turley Wine Cellars in 1997. Since that time, Brown's wines have garnered spectacular critical and public acclaim, and he currently works with some of the most renowned wineries in Napa Valley.
Country born: USA
Education: Thomas graduated from the University of Virginia. His education in wine began while working as a cellar hand and lab enologist for winemaker Ehren Jordan at Turley Wine Cellars in 1997.
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
Thomas takes a non-interventionist and site specific approach to making wine. His focus is always on the vineyard shining through in the wines.
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