Toymaker Cellars

Reserve Collection
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Diamond Mountain District

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 192


Toymaker Cellars

Reserve Collection

Cabernet Sauvignon
Diamond Mountain District

5 cases produced


  • Made by winemaker Martha McClellan
  • Diamond Mountain District nested appellation
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Aging 28 months in 100% new French oak

The 2018 Toymaker “Reserve Collection” Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of a three-lot blend of Diamond Mountain District fruit, aging 28 months in 100 percent new French oak. Made by Napa Valley winemaker Martha McClellan, this quintessential mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is harmoniously balanced, boasting full-bodied ripe red fruit that unfolds across the front and midpalate and supple skin tannins for a long, smooth, velvety finish.

Martha McClellan

Winemaker, Toymaker Cellars

Winemaker, Martha McClellan

After receiving her degree in Oenology and Viticulture from the Geisenheim University in Germany, Martha spent 10 years honing her craft in Germany, Australia, and the U.S. before joining Merryvale Vineyards in Napa Valley as Assistant Winemaker in 1995. While at Merryvale, Martha began working with Harlan Estate, which recruited her in 1997.

In 2001, she joined SLOAN Estate as Winemaker, where she oversees production and vineyard management utilizing small lot fermentation, rigorous sorting, and a meticulous approach to world-class viticulture. Martha also consulted for Blankiet Estate, raising vineyard and winery quality.

In 2006, Martha joined Checkerboard Vineyards for their inaugural vintage, and continues to make their wines today. Martha and her husband, Bob Levy, also have their own label, LEVY & McCLELLAN, produced from grapes grown at their family vineyard on the hillsides of the Mayacama Mountain range.

Martha joined Vineyard 7 & 8 in 2014, and lives with Bob and their three children in St. Helena.

Country born: United States

Education: Oenology and Viticulture Degree, Geisenheim University, Germany

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Martha's philosophy is first and foremost a reflection of the vineyard, focusing on crafting wines naturally with a true sense of place.

Vintage Corks Ltd.

260 - 280 Nelson Street
Vancouver  BC  V6B 2E2


Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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