Covert Estate

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 25
Vintage: 2019

Covert Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced


  • Handcrafted by winemaker Julien Fayard
  • Your wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • It represents the best selection from the estate
  • Your wine features 100% Coombsville fruit from Covert Estate


A modern expression of Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from our small vineyard, your Premiere Napa Valley wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich and concentrated in structure, the wine is indicative of winemaker Julien Fayard's style. The cooler climate in Coombsville allows for longer hang time on the vine, while ensuring concentrated flavors and sugars to match. Before release, this wine has been aged in 100% new French oak for more than 18 months.

Wine Facts

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

Julien Fayard

Winemaker, Covert Estate

Winemaker, Julien Fayard

With more than two decades of winemaking expertise, Julien Fayard is one of Napa Valley’s most respected winemakers producing California varietals with French finesse. He believes in producing wines with an identity, exploiting what makes each one unique. Julien’s wines are a pure expression of their terroir, highlighting the specificities and characteristics of the fruit, vineyard management, soil and climate. He has a track record of building brands both in terms of quality and market presence.

Originally from France, Julien began his career as a winemaker producing quality rosé at his family’s winery in Provence. In Bordeaux he worked at Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Laffite before relocating to Napa Valley. In Napa, he was Philippe Melka’s director of winemaking for a few years before launching his own projects.

Julien earned his Master in Agri-Business ESA France and Master in Winemaking from Toulouse France and in 2011 he received his MBA from UC Davis.

Country born: France

Education: MBA UC Davis
Master of Winemaking (Toulouse)
Master in Agribusiness (ESA Angers)

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
Appearances in SOMM TV's "Verticals: Lafite Rothschild," Season Two, (2021) and the feature length documentary "Decanted" (2016)
"Winemaker of the Year," 2021, Wine Spectrum
"Winemaker of the Year," 2019, LuxeSF

Winemaking Philosophy:
Non-interventionist winemaking. The vineyard drives the difference. What made me decide to build my own winery is traditional winemaking aimed at minimizing the cellar practices. Wine is a natural product of grapes. I am very technical on everything that supports winemaking, yet very traditional on what is in direct contact with the wine.

Adventures Decanted

Post Office Box 452
Granby  CO  80446


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