Priest Ranch

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 51


Priest Ranch


Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • Co-founder Craig Becker and associate winemaker Cody Hurd handcrafted this wine to showcase the estate
  • Your wine was made using fruit from three select Cabernet Sauvignon blocks: 26, 39 and 51
  • Aging for 28 months in a blend of new and once-used French oak
  • 100% estate grown, produced and bottled

Priest Ranch wines are all produced from our vineyards at Somerston Estate. In keeping with our tradition of sourcing from multiple blocks around the estate, "Peacemaker" is a blend of three different vineyard blocks from three different vineyard sites on our property. These blocks were fermented separately with native yeast and will be aging for 28 months in 75 percent new French oak, the balance is aged in once-used French oak. When blended, these three different sites produce a complex wine with a broad middle palate and a lingering finish.

Wine Facts

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

Craig Becker

Winemaker, Priest Ranch

Winemaker, Craig Becker

Craig Becker is a seasoned winemaker and has worked with a wide range of varieties planted at some of California's top hillside vineyards.

Country born: United States

Education: Driven by his strong interest in plan t and soil science Craig attended the University of California at Davis studying plant physiology, hydrologic science, enology, and viticulture.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
It is Craig's artisan approach to winemaking and his extensive knowledge in viticulture that enables him to create superb wines from a wide range of varieties and sites.

Cody Hurd

Winemaker, Priest Ranch

Winemaker, Cody Hurd

Cody is a large part of the magic behind the scenes at Somerston. He has been involved in the production of our wines since the beginning. After starting in the cellar, his hard work and dedication quickly had him promoted to assistant winemaker. When asked what his favorite part of the job is, he replies, “making Napa Valley Cab!” He works closely with the director of winemaking to bring new and innovative winemaking techniques to the table.

Country born: United States

Years in the wine industry: 0 years

The Market

7088 N. WEST AVE
FRESNO  CA  93711


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