Auction 19 | Lot No. 113
Wallis Family Estate
Diamond Mountain District
5 cases produced
- 100% estate Cabernet Sauvignon from Diamond Mountain
- Single-vineyard expression to showcase the property’s powerful terroir
- Thomas and Edward together selected the sweet spot of the vineyard for this special offering
The Diamond Mountain District is an incredible growing area within Napa Valley. A perfect place to grow Cabernet Sauvignon due to the myriad of soiul types at its exposures at a wide range of elevations
- Single vineyard wine
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Winemaker, Wallis Family Estate
One of the country's top talents, Thomas was named 2010's winemaker of the year by Food & Wine magazine. He has been in Napa since 1997, where he began his career at Turley Cellars and now makes wines for select premium labels. Over the last decade, Thomas has received not just one but ten 100-point Wine Advocate Parker scores to go along with two 100-point awards from Wine Spectator. Beyond generosity and roundness in tannins, his wines have few common traits and are very individual.
Country born: US
Education: Thomas developed an interest in wine while studying History and English at the University of Virginia.
His new education began when winemaker Ehren Jordan at cult Zinfandel producer Turley Wine Cellars gave him an entry-level job in 1997.
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
Thomas believes in non-interventionist style that eschews technology and all elements that contribute to sameness. He sums it up with "do as litle as possible."
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