Cornerstone Cellars

The Premiere Cornerstone
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 39


Cornerstone Cellars

The Premiere Cornerstone

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced


  • This wine reflects our vision of a classic Howell Mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon
  • A special selection for our only 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Ink Grade Vineyard
  • Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon has been the cornerstone of Cornerstone Cellars since our first vintage in 1991
  • This wine articulates intense appellation character while maintaining harmony of fruit, acidity and tannin structure

Jeff Keene

Winemaker, Cornerstone Cellars

Winemaker, Jeff Keene

While working as a chemist in a food science laboratory doing grape and wine research in his native New Zealand, Jeff Keene was both intrigued by wine and certain that he did not want to spend his days in a white lab coat under fluorescent lights. He returned to university and attained a Postgraduate Degree in Oenology and Viticulture at Lincoln University in New Zealand. After working several vintages at Selaks Winery and Palliser in Martinborough he came to the Napa Valley as an intern in the late '90s for Havens Wine Cellars, where he stayed on rising to assistant winemaker then winemaker. After Havens he joined the Peter Franus Wine Company, which gave him the opportunity to work with vineyards throughout the Napa Valley under the able mentoring of renowned winemaker Peter Franus, whose 30 years of Napa Valley experience was a incredible resource. In 2008 he joined Cornerstone Cellars as winemaker.

Country born: New Zealand

Education: Postgraduate Degree in Oenology and Viticulture from Lincoln University, New Zealand

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Jeff Keene's winemaking philosophy is straightforward, "to produce wines that reflect site and appellation, respecting traditions and to make wines we love to drink."

Wine Spectrum

3315 Chanate Road
Santa Rosa  CA  95404


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