Terra Valentine

Earth, Sea and Sky
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 7


Terra Valentine

Earth, Sea and Sky

Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

5 cases produced


  • A selection from our top barrel of Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the Spring Mountain District nested appellation
  • Small amounts of Merlot and Petit Verdot are blended in to layer the wine with subtlety and spice
  • Aging for 20 months in 100% new French oak coopered with three-year, air-dried, tight-grain wood
  • Winemaker Sam Baxter has been working with vineyards in the Spring Mountain District since the 1999 vintage

From our perch at 2,200 feet on top of the Spring Mountain District, we're above the fog, amid the clouds. On clear days we can just make out the golden glow of the mighty Pacific Ocean to the west. The central image on our Terra Valentine, Foretell wine portrays the figure of Fama, the Roman Goddess of rumor. According to Ovid in his Metamorphoses, Fama lives at the center of the world, where earth, sea and sky meet. Selected from Sam Baxter’s favorite Spring Mountain District lots, the 2017 Foretell "Earth, Sea and Sky" is an attempt to capture the essence of what makes our mountaintop so appealing to the gods. This wine features layered and structured mountain intensity. From Fama’s lips to yours, enjoy.

Sam Baxter

Winemaker, Terra Valentine

Winemaker, Sam Baxter

I was born and raised in St. Helena and grew up alongside my dad, who began making wine in Napa Valley in 1968. By the time I was in high school, I was working every afternoon in the wine business and began to develop my palate for blending wines. I blended my first solo wine my senior year of high school. After graduating from UC Davis and working a vintage in Australia, I had the opportunity to join a start-up on Spring Mountain and have been here ever since.

Country born: United States

Education: BS Fermentation Science 1998 UC Davis

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I grew up drinking the wines of the 1970s and 1980s from the Napa Valley. The understated elegance of those wines, along with their staying power, was a profound influence. Though my style has a modern influence as well, I feel it is important for a wine to show a sense of place and for each component to balance out the other so that the experience is seamless.

KV Mart

4240 Silverado Trail
Napa  CA  94558


Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Arietta 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Concertmaster 24
Terra Valentine 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Earth, Sea and Sky 23
Tamber Bey 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 22
Raymond Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Masquerade 21
Krupp Brothers 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Doctor's Orders 18
Boeschen Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 16
Heitz Wine Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 15
Long Meadow Ranch Winery 2008 Petite Sirah Rutherford Spice Rack 14
Soñador Cellars 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Dream Weaver 14
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