100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a remarkable single vineyard in the eastern hills of St. Helena
The inaugural vintage to be crafted in our new state-of-the art winery at the base of Pritchard Hill
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon Clones 337 and 169, intensely flavorful and extravagantly textured
Complex and delicious flavors of cherry, cassis and cedar fold into a powerful finish of baking chocolate and vanilla notes
Our Premiere Napa Valley wine, "Guardian," is a masterful blend of two Cabernet Sauvignon blocks from a single exceptional hillside vineyard high above Lake Hennessey. This wine shows the hallmark power, finesse and concentration of fruit which we expect from the extremely well-drained soils of this southwest facing site - a superb sense of purity and detail which is remarkable given the wine's opulence and power. Tom Garrett crafts the Dakota Shy wines with the intention of expressing the vintage each year - and the 2017 vintage is distinctive for its vibrant intensity.
Wine is unfiltered
Single vineyard wine
Winemaker, Dakota Shy
Tom's family roots in Napa Valley stretch back to the early 1950s when his great-grandmother purchased a historic Oakville vineyard property within the famed To-Kalon Vineyard. 50 years later, Tom began Detert Family Vineyard wines, named after his great-grandmother and made from his family's Oakville vineyard. Over the past 15 years Tom honed his craft working alongside other great winemakers and mentors at Turley Wine Cellars, Joseph Phelps Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery and Revana Family Vineyard. Tom continues to make his family's highly regarded Detert wines.
Dakota Shy is a thrilling opportunity to work with a great friend and business partner and make wines from some of Napa Valley's most exceptional vineyard sources. With Dakota Shy, Tom is crafting Cabernets in league with the best in the valley and pushing the boundaries of quality and precision.
Country born: USA
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
We are passionate about how we live, where we live and the wines and people that define our valley. We strive to make the greatest Cabernets we are capable of in order to showcase our appreciation for the land and legacy of Napa. Blessed with great friends and partners in the Napa Valley, we have been fortunate to assemble an outstanding portfolio of vineyards whose grapes are the foundation of our wines. Those vineyards and the people who work them are key to the outstanding quality we are able to put into bottle.
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