Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

Premiere Napa Valley
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 143
Vintage

2017

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

Premiere Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • This special block and barrel selection represents the pinnacle of our elegant and age-worthy style
  • Balancing beautiful concentration, vivid fruit and refined tannins with classic structure and spice
  • The Spottswoode Estate Vineyard was first planted in 1882; our family has been farming it since 1972
  • Cabernet Sauvignon showing dense, black fruit with notes of graphite and violets

This incredibly unique wine was created from the heart of the Spottswoode Estate Vineyard - one of the oldest continuously planted vineyards in the Napa Valley. Situated on the western edge of St. Helena at the foot of the Mayacamas mountains, the Spottswoode terroir is ideal for growing fine wine grapes. The alluvial clay loam from the Sulphur Creek fan provides superb drainage, while cool maritime breezes passing through the gap between Spring Mountain and the Mayacamas allow berries to ripen slowly. This unique blend represents the pinnacle of our balanced, elegant and age-worthy style of Cabernet Sauvignon.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Aron Weinkauf

Winemaker, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

Winemaker, Aron Weinkauf

Aron joined Spottswoode as assistant winemaker in 2006, and in 2009, he was also named Spottswoode's vineyard manager. Two years later, in recognition of his deep understanding of the vineyard, his gifted palate, and his artistry as a winemaker, Aron became the fifth winemaker in the winery's storied history. As both vineyard manager and winemaker, Aron carries on a rich tradition at Spottswoode of embracing an interconnected view of winemaking with deep roots in the vineyard. He is in the vineyard almost daily, guiding the farming of the estate's 24 blocks. In the winery, he works in small lots to ensure the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon authentically reflects the vineyard and the vintage, and that it is true to the elegant, energetic and age-worthy style for which Spottswoode has been recognized since 1982. Prior to Spottswoode, Aron worked at Paul Hobbs and was the assistant winemaker at Ficklin Vineyards.

Country born: United States

Education: Earned a BA in Spanish from Berry College. Studied abroad in Sevilla and Barcelona, Spain. Earned a degree in viticulture and enology from Fresno State. Assistant winemaker at Ficklin Vineyards. Winemaking team at Paul Hobbs.

I have a deep appreciation for my experiences throughout the years, and all I've learned working with Peter Ficklin, Paul Hobbs, Jennifer Williams and Rosemary Cakebread.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Aron's winemaking philosophy is gentle, thoughtful and vineyard driven, while still being intimately hands-on and detail-oriented. "Working with our vineyard, I've come to believe in the interconnectedness of all things. With a vineyard like Spottswoode, if you are deeply aware of the needs of the land, you can make a dynamic wine of remarkable pleasure, beauty and balance in even the most challenging vintages."

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Premiere Napa Valley 23
Ovid. Napa Valley 2016 Red Wine Napa Valley MMXVI 22
Seavey Vineyard 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Franco-Swiss Terrace Reserve 22
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