Taplin Cellars

E. Lewelling Taplin
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 132
Vintage

2018

Taplin Cellars

E. Lewelling Taplin

Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Vineyards grow on land held by our family for more than 150 years
  • This lot is from vines grown over an old riverbed in the Ethel Lewelling Taplin section of the vineyard
  • Rich, dark berry and cherry tastes contribute to this multilayered, complex and full-bodied wine
  • A lingering voluptuous flavor persists after the wine is gone, leaving a mint farewell note

We produce intense, full-bodied wines that benefit from the evolution of our vineyards and our winemaking. We trim the canopy to develop the complexity of our fruit late in the season and we minimize interventions in the cellar. This 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon shows a textured brocade of dense black raspberry, boysenberry and Bing cherry notes; a fine reflection of the land we hold dearly and the wine we develop carefully.


Wine Facts

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

Julien Fayard

Winemaker, Taplin Cellars

Winemaker, Julien Fayard

Julien Fayard gained his knowledge and defined his core winemaking style from working at grand Chateaux in France such as Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Lafitte. In Napa Valley, he's worked alongside renowned winemaker Philippe Melka. He has come to be a Napa Valley veteran after more than 10 years of working with some of the most highly acclaimed and sought after wines from the Napa Valley.

Country born: France

Education: I have a master's degree in agribusiness from the Agriculture University at Angers, a Master in Enology from Toulouse. I am completing his MBA at UC Davis in Entrepreneurship and Business.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I am a terroir-centric winemaker looking for the essence and signature of a place. I prefer easing a wine forward over aggressive intervention. The magic for me is getting to know each vintage through the year, the harvest, and the fermentations so that I can consistently let the wine express that year and that place.

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