S. R. Tonella Cellars

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 152
Vintage

2017

S. R. Tonella Cellars

Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Rutherford Bench estate Cabernet Sauvignon from fourth-generation Rutherford vintner
  • Estate vineyard features two different exposures and two different rare French clones
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aging in our favorite oak barrel
  • Complex, with a deep, rich balance of dark fruit, savory spices and lush tannins

This unique Premiere Napa Valley wine is sourced from our S. R. Tonella Cellars estate vineyard located in the Rutherford nested appellation, which has been in proprietor Steve Tonella’s family since 1910. We carefully timed and harvested at night, hand-sorted the clusters, then destemmed and sorted the berries to ensure the true expression of this site-specific Cabernet Sauvignon. Steve Tonella, along with consulting winemaker Julie Schreiber, selected this single barrel from the vintage’s most elegant French oak barrel. This complex wine showcases the exceptional character of the Rutherford nested appellation, with notes of black fruit and savory spices on the nose; bright layers of fruit show complex and layered integration with the oak, giving way to flavors of cassis and raspberry with notes of chocolate and spice. The beautiful fruit is enhanced by the lush mouthfeel, fine velvety tannins and wonderfully long finish.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Frederic Delivert

Winemaker, S. R. Tonella Cellars

Winemaker, Frederic Delivert

Born and raised in France, his first experience with California wine industry happened in 1991, during an harvest internship while enrolled at the Ecole Superieure d'Agriculture de Purpan (in Toulouse) to get his Masters degree in agriculture. The experience abroad was so interesting that Frederic came back after graduating and started to compile a great experience in winemaking, with tenures at Newton, Far Niente, Duckhorn, Plumpjack and Cade, and most recently Martin Estate and Clark-Claudon. Frederic is convinced that winemaking starts in the vineyard. When grapes are brought to their best potential, then winemaking is just choosing the right path to express it. At S. R. Tonella Cellars, Frederic continues the tradition of site specific expression of Rutherford Appellation wine.

Country born: France

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

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11514 Gallant Ridge Lane

Houston  TX  77082
281-826-1861

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