Wild Card
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 77
Vintage: 2017


Wild Card

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

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

Winemaker, Nellcôte

Winemaker, Phillip Corallo-Titus

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

Winemaking Philosophy:
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.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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Taplin Cellars 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena E. Lewelling Taplin 24
Nellcôte 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Wild Card 23
Hestan Vineyards 2017 Grenache Napa Valley Estate 22
Kelly Fleming Wines 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga 22
VHR, Vine Hill Ranch 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Assessment 22
THE DEBATE 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 21
Kelly Fleming Wines 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga 20
Oakville Ranch Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Cole Cannonball 20
VHR, Vine Hill Ranch 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Assessment 20
Dos Lagos Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak 19
Salvestrin 2012 Red Wine St. Helena 20th Anniversary Blend 19
Stone The Crows 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 19
Etude 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Vine Hill Ranch 18
Ovid Napa Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 18
VHR, Vine Hill Ranch 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Assessment 18
Ladera Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Two Mountains 17
Lail Vineyards 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley Henry IV 17
Paradigm Winery 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 17
Quintessa 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Dragon’s Terraces 17
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 17
VHR, Vine Hill Ranch 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Assessment 17
Etude 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 16
Lail Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Henry III 16
Laird Family Estate 2010 Red Wine Napa Valley 16
Miner Family Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 16
VHR, Vine Hill Ranch 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Assessment 16
Artesa Winery 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Bookends Blend 6
Oakford Vineyards 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon (100%) Oakville 3
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