Whitehall Lane

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 89
Vintage

2017

Whitehall Lane

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • Exclusive single barrel celebrating the Leonardini family’s 25th anniversary of winemaking
  • Estate grown from three Leonardini vineyards in the Oak Knoll District, Rutherford and St Helena nested appellations
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aging in a single French oak barrel for 24 months
  • Elegance meets power in this beautifully balanced classic Napa Valley wine

The Leonardini family presents a single blended barrel from three of its storied Napa Valley vineyards in recognition of 25 years of winemaking at Whitehall Lane. This 100 percent estate Cabernet Sauvignon was blended from single barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Leonardini vineyard located west of Highway 29 on the St. Helena benchland; from the Millennium MM Vineyard, also west of Highway 29 in the Rutherford Bench; and from the Oak Glen Vineyard on the Silverado Trail in the Oak Knoll District.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Jason Moulton

Winemaker, Whitehall Lane

Winemaker, Jason Moulton

Jason Moulton recently took the reins as winemaker at Whitehall Lane. Jason was hired in March 2016 and previously spent over 14 years making wine in Napa Valley, Russian River, Canada, New Zealand, Bordeaux and South Africa. He has worked with renowned winemakers Philippe Melka, David Ramey, Kale Anderson and Ashley Heisey. He quickly moved through the ranks from cellar worker to cellar master, assistant winemaker to winemaker, most notably at Long Meadow Ranch Winery in St. Helena, Cliff Lede Vineyards in Yountville and most recently at Brassfield Estate Winery in the High Valley AVA of Lake County.

Country born: United State of America

Education: Graduate from the Lincoln University Viticulture and Enology program in New Zealand.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
In general, my philosophy is very traditional/old world and natural. Varietal typicity is incredibly important to me: Cabernet Sauvignon should taste like Cabernet; Pinot Noir should taste like Pinot Noir, etc.

More than anything, balance is the most paramount element for me in winemaking. Anyone can have aromas and flavors, but balancing out all of the other elements within a wine between the tannins, alcohol, and acidity (amongst others) is critical.

When I have the opportunity, I prefer to use native fermentations and my wines receive extended time on the lees to build mid-palate and weight naturally. I like French oak with a minimum of 3-years air dried cooperage for resolving and evolving any fine oak tannins in the wine. And at bottling, wines should be unfiltered to keep the integrity of the wine and its mouth feel together.

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