Arrow&Branch

Dr. Crane Vineyard
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 83
Vintage

2012

Arrow&Branch

Dr. Crane Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Dr. Crane Vineyard on St. Helena's west side
  • This vineyard lies on a well-drained alluvial fan known for its self-limiting soils and small berries
  • We kept these berries whole by gravity feeding them to the tank to preserve their expression of site
  • The result is a unique, intense and expressive wine blended from two select French oak barrels

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Jennifer Williams

Winemaker, Arrow&Branch

Winemaker, Jennifer Williams

One of the rising stars of Napa Valley winemaking, Jennifer Williams, was named Winemaker for Arrow&Branch in April 2011. Jennifer takes the reigns at Arrow&Branch. After years of working with and learning from legendary winemakers such as Rosemary Cakebread, Francoise Peschon and the Novak family, Jennifer now brings her outstanding talents and experience to Arrow&Branch.

In 2002, Williams joined Araujo and Spottswoode as a harvest intern, splitting her time between these two great winemaking estates. At Spottswoode, Jennifer was drawn to the philosophy of organic and sustainable farming, which Tony Soter had introduced in 1985. Following harvest, she joined their team full time, working under guru David Abreu in the fields and Rosemary Cakebread in the winery. In 2004, with a deeper understanding of the estate vineyard, she took over as Vineyard Manager and was Spottswoode's Winemaker from 2006 to 2011.

Country born: United States

Education: She attended California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, set on becoming a large-animal veterinarian. However, through her course work, botany and grape growing caught her attention and in the summer of 1995, she came to the Napa Valley to study viticulture from local growers. Inspired by this experience and having earned a degree in agriculture, she worked in vineyards and wineries in California's Central Coast then took an enologist job at Napa's Trefethen Family Vineyards; later working harvest in Spain's Rioja Alavesa region.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Honors / Awards:
The San Francisco Chronicle named Jennifer a "Winemaker to Watch" in 2007.

Winemaking Philosophy:
At Spottswoode as at Arrow&Branch, Jennifer was drawn to the philosophy of organic and sustainable farming, which Tony Soter had introduced in 1985.

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