Lang & Reed Wine Company

LOST ONCE AGAIN
2018 Chenin Blanc
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 163
Vintage

2018

Lang & Reed Wine Company

LOST ONCE AGAIN

Chenin Blanc
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Produced by the father and son winemaking team of John and Reed Skupny
  • Fruit was sourced from one of only 17 acres of Chenin Blanc planted in the Napa Valley
  • Your wine is aging in a new barrel from the esteemed Ermitage Cooperage, using wood from the French Betranges forest
  • We produce the only Chenin Blanc to ever appear at Premiere Napa Valley

For Lang & Reed, the inspiration for Chenin Blanc is the Loire Valley in France, where it historically gained its fame. The source for this unique wine comes from the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. The vineyard is located a stone’s throw from the Napa River, in an area noted for its cool climate and well-drained soils. The wine's vinification is a collaborative effort between owner and winemaker John Skupny and his son, Reed. This bottling was selected from a single French oak barrel from the Ermitage Cooperage and crafted from the Betranges forest in the center of France.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

John Skupny

Winemaker, Lang & Reed Wine Company

Winemaker, John Skupny

I learned the craft from working for wineries for the past 40 years. Driving forklifts into the barrel head of Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon at Caymus, knocking over rows of glassware filled with Cabernet Franc at Clos du Val and crashing tractors into end posts of Merlot vineyards at Neibaum-Coppola. In 1993 I made our first Cabernet Franc, under the Lang & Reed label which gave us the inspiration to get our bonded winery operating in 1996.

Country born: United States

Education: Mentors that I have either worked for or with, Charlie & Chuck Wagner, Laurie Wood, Bernard Portet, Dan Duckhorn, Tony Soter, Scott McLeod, Jon Kongsgaard, Kent Rassmusen, Kristin Belair, Bernard & Matthieu Baudry, Dick Ward, David Graves and Ted Hall.

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
Past Chairman - Napa Valley Vintners & Auction Napa Valley, Past Co-Chair Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Auction, Past President - Stags Leap District Winegrowers, Founding Vice-President - Rutherford Dust Society, Past President, Napa Valley Wine Library Association.

Winemaking Philosophy:
To craft wines that are expressive of the grape and ground from which they come - respecting that something subtle and delicate can provide superb pleasure - to make wines that are enjoyable to drink and to share with others.

Reed Skupny

Winemaker, Lang & Reed Wine Company

Winemaker, Reed Skupny

Reed Skupny is teaming up with his father, John, to create Lang & Reed Wine Company's 2019 Premiere Napa Valley offering.

Country born: United States

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

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