Hoopes Vineyard

2018 Red Wine
Napa Valley

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 108
Vintage: 2018

Hoopes Vineyard


Red Wine
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • RLF is a nod to our winegrowing roots and our pet name for our new Yountville winery, Rohan’s Little Farm
  • Our first dual-nested-appellation blend features the best of our Oakville home and Yountville winery sites
  • The 2018 “Goldilocks” growing season is reflected in this hedonic, lush and ageworthy wine
  • Created by our winemaking duo, Anne Vawter and Jennifer Rue


Each year Premiere Napa Valley presents a wonderful opportunity to create a fantasy wine outside the usual constraints. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine features the first blend between the oldest and newest Hoopes vineyard properties. The Hoopes Home Ranch in Oakville borders Lincoln Creek and was planted in 1983 exclusively to Cabernet Sauvignon. The newest Hoopes vineyard addition in Yountville lies just beyond Hopper Creek and is planted to four of the five classic red varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The Oakville component brings classic darker fruits and suede-like tannins framed by the Yountville contribution of juicy Malbec and round Merlot, all punctuated nicely with a spice-like and mouth-watering Petit Verdot finish. The name HH Farms is a nod to the reimagined space at the Yountville property dedicated to providing farm to table produce and a home for rescue livestock and poultry.

Anne Vawter

Winemaker, Hoopes Vineyard

Winemaker, Anne Vawter

Anne Vawter loves horses and wine. Growing up on a farm in Walla Walla, Washington, Anne inherited a deep appreciation for agriculture from her father, as well as his love of wine. He introduced her to wine through tastings of Leonetti, L'Ecole No. 41, and other wines from that region. After graduating from University of California, Davis with a B.S. degree in Viticulture and Enology in 2002, she worked in wineries in Washington, California, and for an extended harvest season in Chile as the crew boss for Caliterra. Her arrival in Napa brought her to Paradigm Winery in Oakville, where she became Heidi Barrett's assistant for four years. Anne credits much of her own winemaking style to that period, but continues to challenge and test her palate. She frequently travels to both old and new winemaking regions in her quest for more knowledge. Anne began as Hoopes Vineyard's winemaker with the 2012 vintage.

Country born: United States

Education: University of California, Davis with a B.S. degree in Viticulture and Enology in 2002

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I love working with the fruit from Oakville said Anne, it's my viticultural solar plexus. I have made wine up and down the Napa Valley, but no other appellation is as exciting to me as Oakville. My overall philosophy is work with great fruit. She looks forward to continuing to work for Lindsay Hoopes, the proprietor of Hoopes Family Vineyards & Winery, because of her commitment to the historical significance of the vineyards.

Wine Watch

1018 embassy row way
johns island  SC  29455
United States


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Volker Eisele Family Estate 2022 Merlot Chiles Valley District 28
Freemark Abbey 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Cabernet Bosché 27
Hoopes Vineyard 2018 Red Wine Napa Valley RLF 24
S. R. Tonella Cellars 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 24
Steele Canyon Cellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 50 Harvests Plus 22
Essere Franco 2015 Petit Verdot Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley 21
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