Bennett Lane

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Calistoga

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 54
Vintage

2013

Bennett Lane

Cabernet Sauvignon
Calistoga

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Cabernet Sauvignon from our own Lynch Family Vineyard and other select Calistoga properties
  • Shows true terroir of Napa Valley’s Calistoga appellation
  • Warmer climate than much of the valley gives this wine soft supple tannins and a fleshy mouthfeel
  • Aged for 22 months in French oak

We are thrilled to share this exclusive Calistoga lot with you - as it is a true example of our terroir at the winery estate at the very pinnacle of the Napa Valley. With a warmer climate that much of the valley, this Cabernet Sauvignon has soft supple tannins, fleshy mouthfeel, and bright fruit characteristics. Upon bottling, this wine will have aged for 22 months in new French Oak. The grapes for this lot were sourced from our own Lynch Family Vineyards, as well as other select Calistoga Vineyards.


Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced

Rob Hunter

Winemaker, Bennett Lane

Winemaker, Rob Hunter

A northern California native, Rob grew up in the vineyards of his family's winery in Sonoma County. After receiving his degree in viticulture and enology from the University of California, Davis, he launched his winemaking career at Groth Vineyards & Winery in the Napa Valley. As assistant winemaker to Nils Venge at Groth, Rob was on the winemaking team that earned a perfect 100-point score from Robert M. Parker, Jr., for the 1985 Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Rob later became winemaker for Robert Keenan Winery in the Napa Valley and over his 30-year career has been winemaker for such stellar wineries as Lyeth, Markham and Sterling. He also makes wine for his family's winery, Robert Hunter Winery, and has been a consulting winemaker for a number of other wineries in the Napa Valley and Sonoma County.

Rob first joined Bennett Lane Winery in 2005. He works closely with proprietors Randy and Lisa Lynch and the rest of the Bennett Lane team to deliver wines that have earned both critical acclaim and a loyal customer following.

Robb left Bennett Lane in 2010 to pursue some personal projects, but missed the partnership with the winery and returned in 2013.

Within the Napa Valley, Rob has a deep appreciation for the Calistoga AVA and what it can bring to his finished wines. His collaboration with Bennett Lane allows him to explore this unique terroir and its hallmark characteristics in wines that are lushly-textured, with great concentration of flavor and complexity.

Country born: US

Education: Degree in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Rob's fine-tuned palate, meticulous attention to detail and extensive experience with Napa Valley grape growing and winemaking enable him to craft wines that express their vineyard origins and that display notable elegance and richness.

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The Hess Collection Winery 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 7
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Girard Winery 1999 Merlot Oakville 6
Monticello Vineyards 2000 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley Big Ranch Vineyards 6
Paradigm Winery 2000 Proprietary Red Oakville Estate Bottled 6
Rombauer Vineyards 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 6
Schramsberg Vineyards 1993 Sparkling Wine Napa Valley J.L.D. Schram 6
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St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Rutherford 6
Staglin Family Vineyard 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Salus - A Taste of the Old & New 6
Turnbull Wine Cellars 2000 Cabernet Franc Oakville Block 4/Weitz Vineyard 6
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