Taylor Family Vineyards

The Tower
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 198


Taylor Family Vineyards

The Tower

Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

5 cases produced


  • 100% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sourced exclusively from Taylor Family's home ranch in the heart of Stags Leap District
  • Rich, exotic and authentic to its terroir

Wine Facts

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

Tasting Chart

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

Gustavo Brambila

Winemaker, Taylor Family Vineyards

Winemaker, Gustavo Brambila

Gustavo coaxes, rather than manipulates the wine, because “When you taste the wine, I want you to be able to envision the vineyard,” he explains. Gustavo has made our estate Cabernet Sauvignons since the inaugural vintage in 2002 and now also makes our Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc Finale Doux and Chardonnay.

Gustavo was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and emigrated to California in 1955 with his father, who worked the vineyards in Oakville. As a youngster, Gustavo encountered wine luminaries such as André Tchelistcheff and Tom Selfridge, and experimented with making wine. He graduated from UC Davis with a degree in fermentation science and began working with Mike Grgich at Chateau Montelena in 1976. Gus then joined Mike when he launched Grgich Hills. He spent 22 years there, leaving to become general manager and winemaker at Peju Province. He then founded his own label, Gustavo Thrace, in 1996.

We had known Gus for years prior to starting the winery. He and Phil had coached together when our sons played Little League, and Sandy knew his sisters from school. After tasting his wines, we knew he was a perfect match for what we wanted our wines to be. And he has been making Taylor Family Vineyards wines a true reflection of our family ever since.

Country born: Mexico

Education: Extraordinary winemaking and vineyard experience at some of Napa's most celebrated wineries.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Coax rather than manipulate.

Wing Hop Fung, Inc.

725 West Garvey Avenue
Monterey Park  CA  91754


Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Clos Du Val 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 18
Taylor Family Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District The Tower 18
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