Villa Del Lago

Villas del Lagus Arilius Vl
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 103
Vintage

2013

Villa Del Lago

Villas del Lagus Arilius Vl

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grown on 20 acres in two blocks on Pritchard Hill
  • Soil: rocky/clay/loam on both upper and lower slopes
  • Grapes are sorted before and after de-stemming with only whole berries being put in tanks
  • Only free-run juice is put in barrels and then aged for 18 to 24 months in 100% French oak

Our 20 acre vineyard only produced 1/3 ton of grapes per acre for the 2014 vintage, unheard of in winemaking. The concentration is also boasted by the use of free run juice only, the nectar that falls out of the grape without pressing. From the beginning of its beautiful mouth feel, to the long finish, the wine shows not only the beautiful mountain dark fruits, but also a carmelized sugar and chocolate reminiscent of the finest blend of handmade French oak barrels.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Gerard Zanzonico

Winemaker, Villa Del Lago

Winemaker, Gerard Zanzonico

Been involved in all aspects of winemaking- grape growing, production, bottling, and marketing.

Country born: USA

Education: I have been educated at some of the finest universities in the world:
Chateau Montelena, Stonegate Winery, Staglin Family Vineyard, and Del Dotto Estate. My primary influences include Jim Barrett, Jerry Luper, Crush Brothers (Giovanni Crush, Lester Crush, Marvin Crush, PK Crush); through them I have learned to work hard, pay attention, have fun, work hard, have passion and work hard!

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
My goal as a winemaker has always been to bring out the personality of every vineyard I work with, producing the best wine possible with minimal intervention.

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