Davies Vineyards

Jamie's Select
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Diamond Mountain District

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 1
Vintage

2012

Davies Vineyards

Jamie's Select

Cabernet Sauvignon
Diamond Mountain District

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • A blend of the best lots from all three estate blocks: 45% Upper Vineyard (900 ft.), 21% Lower Vineyard (700 ft.) and 34% McEachron (600 ft.)
  • Established in 1862, these were the first hillside vineyards planted in Napa Valley
  • A Napa Green Certified Vineyard site nestled between Ritchie and Nash Creeks, at the southern end of the Diamond Mountain District
  • Crafted by head winemaker Sean Thompson, vintner Hugh Davies and consulting winemaker Celia Welch

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • 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

Hugh Davies

Winemaker, Davies Vineyards

Winemaker, Hugh Davies

Named CEO and President of Schramsberg Vineyards in 2005, I had already spent multiple years as the winemaker and general manager of the winery. I had lived and breathed the winery life since I first walked the vineyards as a toddler, and I started to work full-time at the winery starting in 1996. As a young man, I ventured away from home to broaden my experiences; earning a master’s degree in enology from the University of California, Davis, an undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College in Maine, and honing my skills at Möet et Chandon in Epernay, Petaluma Winery in South Australia, and Mumm Napa Valley. This diverse background has provided me with the knowledge and skills to take the reins of Schramsberg and guide it into the future.

Country born: United States

Education: Master’s degree in Enology from U.C. Davis
Undergraduate Degree from Bowdoin College, Maine

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
My goal is to produce a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon reflective of the unique hillside vineyards located on the Schramsberg property, found at the southern end of the Diamond Mountain District. With the expertise of the winemaking team, I aim to showcase the vibrant, concentrated depth of fruit depth that the low-yielding site provides, while at same time being careful to maintain a supple, polished tannic profile on the palate.

Sean Thompson

Winemaker, Davies Vineyards

Winemaker, Sean Thompson

I started my career in winemaking with Beringer at the old Italian Swiss Colony in Asti. The hook was set with the discovery of the diversity of flavors and aromas produced by the simple grape and its fermentation. I continued my enological exploration with the fermentation of red wines after moving to Napa Valley for a position at the Merlot house of Rutherford Hill Winery.

I returned to the University of California, Davis in the fall of 2002, to work with Dr. David Mills in earning a Masters of Science in Viticulture and Enology.

Upon graduation, I began at Staglin Family Estate in Rutherford, CA, working directly with Luc Morlet to mine the terroir of estate-driven Cabernet Sauvignon. This final piece led me to join Schramsberg in the summer of 2006 as the J. Davies Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Assistant Winemaker, and taking over as the winemaker in 2008. In 2017, I became Director Winemaking for Schramsberg and Davies Vineyards.

Country born: United States

Education: B.S. Chemistry, U.C. Davis
Masters of Science in Viticulture and Enology, U.C. Davis

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Keeping your ears open and your mouth shut. Much of my education was shaped by asking questions and listening to the answers. I also believe in fostering an environment to encourage questions from others in and outside the winery. People want to be a part of the experience of producing spectacular wines.

Southern Napa Fine Wine House

2304 Main Street
Daphne  AL  36526
251-375-2800

website


Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Cornerstone Cellars 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain The Cornerstone 24
Davies Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District J. Davies Estate Rock Garden 24
Nemerever 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Hillside 24
Somerston Estate 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Everest 24
TEXTBOOK 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Sticks & Stones 24
Burgess Cellars 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Brush Breaker 23
Selah Wines 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Selah 23
Vine Cliff Winery 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Spirit 23
Anthem Winery And Vineyards, Llc 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 22
Jean Edwards Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Trois II 22
Monticello Vineyards 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley Block 2 22
Taplin Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Ethel Lewelling Taplin 22
Anthem Winery and Vineyards, LLC 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 21
Gamble Family Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 21
Rocca Family Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville Grigsby Vineyard Old Vines Barrel 15047 21
Schramsberg Vineyards 1996 Sparkling Wine Napa Valley J. Schram Late Disgorged 21
Beran 2014 Zinfandel Napa Valley 20
Darioush 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 20
Frank Family Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Winston Hill 20
Miner Family Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 19
Davies Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District Jamie's Select 18
This website uses cookies.
Learn more about our privacy policy.
Dismiss this notice