Auction 23 | Lot No. 77
5 cases produced
- This wine celebrates Nellcôte’s fifth vintage, showcasing a beguiling combination of power and elegance
- A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot from the Oakville and Stags Leap District nested appellations
- Aging two years in hand-selected, custom-toasted barrels of 100% new French oak
- A Wild Card may refer to an element that cannot be predicted or controlled
This Premiere Napa Valley wine represents our best effort to showcase the Nellcôte style - a beguiling combination of power and elegance. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot from the Oakville and Stags Leap District nested appellations; this wine has been aged two years in hand-selected, custom toasted 100 percent new French oak barrels. A "Wild Card" may refer to any element that cannot be predicted or controlled; nothing could be truer of the 2017 vintage.
Phillip Corallo-Titus has been at the helm of Chappellet's winemaking team for over two decades, as well as at his family's label, Titus. With a passion for experimentation, Phillip applies classical winemaking and believes the finest wines are made in the vineyard. Phillip has been a consulting winemaker to Nellcote since 2013.
Country born: USA
Education: I studied agronomy, viticulture and enology at UC Davis.
Years in the wine industry: 30+ years
I strive to make wines that reflect both the vineyard and the vintage, and my approach is to focus on harvesting at the ideal ripeness. The wines are ultimately an expression of terroir, classic winemaking and the style we are seeking to achieve.
Imbibe Wine and Spirits
4140 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield CA 93309
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection