Kelly Fleming Wines

Simmons Canyon
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Calistoga

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 152
Vintage

2018

Kelly Fleming Wines

Simmons Canyon

Cabernet Sauvignon
Calistoga

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • This exclusive bottling comes from the two most-prized blocks within the Kelly Fleming estate
  • A pure expression of the distinctive microclimate terroir found in Calistoga’s Simmons Canyon
  • 20-year-old vines on hillside gravelly loam soils produce wines of depth, concentration and finesse
  • These blocks express alluring notes of rich dark fruit, stony minerality and velvety tannins

The Kelly Fleming estate vineyard sits deep into the crux of Simmons Canyon, just below the cliffs of the Palisade Mountain range. Afternoon shade and abundant air flow - inherent to the canyon terroir -provide the grapes with a well-deserved cooling respite from the Calistoga heat. Shallow, gravelly soils atop volcanic bedrock allow this 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard to showcase its earthy charms in addition to its dark fruit intensity and concentration. Before release, this wine spends 20 months aging in 100 percent new French oak.


Wine Facts

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

Rebecca George

Winemaker, Kelly Fleming Wines

Winemaker, Rebecca George

I got my start studying winemaking at both UC Davis and The University of Adeliade in Australia. I spent several years apprenticing both internationally (Domaine Meo-Camuzet in France & Yarra Burn Winery in Australia) and at a few highly regarded California properties including Marcassin and Williams Selyem. I explored the sparkling wine world, acting as assistant winemaker at Schramsberg for 3 years prior to joining the Kelly Fleming team in 2011.

Country born: United States

Education: B.S. Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis
1 year Education Abroad, Dept of Viticulture & Oenology, University of Adelaide, Australia

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Honors / Awards:
Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Fellowship 2005

Winemaking Philosophy:
I think that the best winemaking starts with boots on the ground in the vineyard and winery, and is able to convey the truest expression of a given site.

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