Hertelendy Vineyards

Chef d'Oeuvre
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 135
Vintage

2018

Hertelendy Vineyards

Chef d'Oeuvre

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Your wine is blended solely by Ralph Hertelendy
  • Volcanic terroir: Howell Mountain (Las Posadas Vineyard), Atlas Peak and other non-designated areas
  • Comprised of all five classic red varieties
  • 2018 was deemed the vintage of the century by Ralph, hence your Premiere Napa Valley wine is called “Masterpiece” in French

"Chef-d'œu·vre" /ˌSHāˈdo͝ovrə/ a masterpiece. 2018 was a masterful vintage for us. Over the season, there were no heat waves, and as a result, we got exceptionally long hangtimes with our grapes, bringing out all the complex phenolics in our fruit. It was a slow and steady season and was equivalent to roasting that one and only perfect marshmallow. We thought that 2016 was epic … until the 2018 vintage happened. In 2018, the universe aligned and made this Napa Valley "chef d'oeuvre" a joy to create. We hope you will have the opportunity to taste this very special wine.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Sustainably produced

Ralph Hertelendy

Winemaker, Hertelendy Vineyards

Winemaker, Ralph Hertelendy

Ralph Hertelendy is a young entrepreneur who fell in love with wine at a very early age. When Ralph was 5 years old in France, he tasted one of the best French Grand Crus, and remembered liking it not just for the flavor, but also because it brought friends and family together. After getting his business degree from the University of San Francisco, Ralph became a sommelier and worked for several wineries in the Napa Valley in sales, and as a winemaker's assistant under Laura Barrett.

When he was 25, he made his first wine in his basement, and over the years he has refined his craft towards creating only top quality style wines. Being multilingual, he has lived and traveled in France, Italy, and Spain to go on wine explorations in specific regions to further hone his craft and broaden his horizons.

Country born: United States

Education: Level 1 Sommelier
Mentors: Laura Barrett, Phillip Corallo-Titus, Russell Bevan

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Honors / Awards:
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon: 96pts WA, 96pts Jeb Dunnuck
2015 Signature Mountain Blend: 95pts Jeb Dunnuck
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon: 96pts WA ("It is extra special"-Robert Parker)
2014 Signature Mountain Blend: 94pts Robert Parker
2014 Chardonnay: 94pts WE
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon: 95pts WA ("merits serious attention."-Robert Parker)

Winemaking Philosophy:
To create world-class wines, never compromise quality, and pursue excellence while maintaining the distinguished Hertelendy style with each vintage. Quality above all else.

Wine On The Way

805A S. Orlando Avenue
Winter Park  FL  32789
407-733-9463

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Etude 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 23
Hertelendy Vineyards 2017 Red Wine Napa Valley Arose 23
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Boeschen Vineyards 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Gullwing Amalgam 22
Boich Family Cellar 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Proprietor’s Barrel 22
Chateau Boswell Winery 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Focus on the Sublime 21
JAX Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga Estate Block 3 21
Jones Family Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga Two Decades 21
Cakebread Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 20
Joseph Phelps Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Backus Vineyard 20
Paul Hobbs 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville Nathan Coombs Estate, Block 5 20
TOR Kenward Family Wines 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville The Magic 20
Alpha Omega 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Dr. To Kalon 19
Anomaly Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 19
Larkmead Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Three Centuries 19
Seavey Vineyard 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 19
BRAND Napa Valley 2012 Red Wine Napa Valley Double Horseshoes 18
Stone The Crows 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 18
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