Auction 23 | Lot No. 71
A Moveable Feast
5 cases produced
- We made this voluptuous Oakville red blend from Merlot grown on the eastern bench of the nested appellation
- Hand-pruned, handpicked, Pellenc-sorted, French-barrel matured, egg-white fined, unfiltered
- Deep, dense, dark and yet lifted and balanced
- Classic TEXTBOOK Oakville
Each year we start a journey, filled with promise, with a new vintage in January. As each season unfolds, we travel across the waves of hope and yes, sometimes disappointment. Feasts and famines. Sunshine and pests, rain and breezes. Come October we harvest handfuls of delicious Oakville nested appellation grapes and set them off on their new journey - transforming them into amazing wine. Two years later we get to enjoy all that hard work with the release of this unique wine - 60 bottles, that's all. It's a journey - and one that is now ready to enjoy.
- Wine is unfiltered
- Single vineyard wine
- Sustainably produced
I have had the pleasure of overseeing winemaking in France, Italy, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand and Napa Valley and now craft small lots of TEXTBOOK here in Napa Valley.
Country born: United States
Education: Bachelor of Science Degree - Agronomy, Masters in Business Administration - Marketing, lived & studied in France for 3 years.
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Honors / Awards:
My teenage kids still think I am cool. Crazy but true.
Strike a balance between terroir, variety and process to make TEXTBOOK Napa Valley wines delicious - seriously delicious.
4301 Industrial Way
Benicia CA 94510
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