Swanson Vineyards

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 82
Vintage

2017

Swanson Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Fruit sourced from the Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford nested appellations
  • 90% to 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with Merlot and Petit Verdot
  • Minimum of 18 months aging in 100% French oak (at least 50% new)
  • Destemmed to tank with 50% whole/50% crushed fruit; cold soak using twice daily pump-overs until primary fermentation completed; then gently pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation

This unique blend demonstrates how three separate flagship nested appellations of the Napa Valley can complement one another to form a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot is sourced from the Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford nested appellations. Destemmed to tank with 50 percent whole/50 percent crushed fruit; cold soak using twice daily pump-overs until primary fermentation completed; then gently pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation. This wine will age gracefully in any cellar.


Robin  Akhurst

Winemaker, Swanson Vineyards

Winemaker, Robin  Akhurst

Robin came to Napa Valley in 2009, working with winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown of Outpost and Schrader Cellars. He joined Envy Cellars in Calistoga as winemaker where he has made the highly regarded Envy and Carter wines since 2010.

A native of Scotland, Robin brings vast international experience from the cellars of New Zealand, France and Australia. After graduating from the University of Edinburg, he received a graduate degree in viticulture and enology from Lincoln University in Christchurch, New Zealand. In addition to two harvests in New Zealand, Robin made wine and worked harvest in Languedoc-Roussillon, at Burgundy's famed Domaine Leflaive and in Australia's Barossa Valley with Two Hands Winery before moving to the Napa Valley to establish roots after eight consecutive harvests around the world in four years.

Country born: Scotland

Education: graduate degree in viticulture and enology from Lincoln University in Christchurch

Years in the wine industry: 6 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
To work closely with growers, production team and owner

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