Dr. Crane Vineyard Homestead
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 112



Dr. Crane Vineyard Homestead

Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

10 cases produced


  • Grapes are from vineyard originally planted in 1860 by Dr. Crane and sustainably farmed by the Salvestrin family for three generations
  • Extended barrel aging for 30 months in 100% new French oak
  • From Cabernet Sauvignon Clones 169 and 412
  • Ripe concentrated fruit balanced by fine tannins and great structure

A historical site, incredible soil and generations of experience farming the land combined to produce an outstanding expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from St. Helena. This wine is handcrafted from our Dr. Crane Vineyard with attention to detail from grape to bottle. Top clonal selections of 169 and 412 from ENTAV in France; French oak aged for 30 months.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
  • Wine is produced in a Napa Green winery

Richard Salvestrin

Winemaker, Salvestrin

Winemaker, Richard Salvestrin

A third-generation grapegrower, Rich learned the art of farming on the family ranch from his father and grandfather. He completed his degree in viticulture from Fresno State University in 1987. He worked multiple positions in the wine industry, including stints at Mumm Napa Valley, S. Anderson Winery, Jaeger Vineyards and California Grapevine Nursery.

He continued to help farm the family vineyards and expanded the family's grape growing business to include winemaking. The inaugural vintage of Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon was in 1994, and in 2001 the estate winery was constructed among the family vines.

Country born: United States

Education: Fresno State University - 1987 (Major - Viticulture)

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
Napa County Farm Bureau Outstanding Agriculturist of the Year - 2014

Winemaking Philosophy:
Rich believes in making wines that tell part of the story of the grape growing lifestyle in the Napa Valley, and wines that are enjoyable expressions of what we do on a daily basis. It's all about balance: balance in our lives, in ourselves and in our wines. He strives to make wines that we can enjoy and that will go well with food.

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