Black Stallion Estate Winery

Unison
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 10
Vintage

2013

Black Stallion Estate Winery

Unison

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • E pluribus unum: out of many, one. Unison celebrates the diversity of Napa Valley’s terroir
  • Exquisite intermingling of Cabernet Sauvignon from Atlas Peak, Diamond Mountain and Oak Knoll
  • Vineyard blocks are fermented and aged separately before being artfully blended
  • Opulent dark red fruit flavors, supple tannins and a rich mouthfeel with a touch of French oak

E pluribus unum: out of many, one. Unison is the harmonious collective of Napa Valley’s diverse growing regions in one bottle. We celebrate the bounty of the Valley by carefully selecting only the best fruit from our favorite vineyards. Each vineyard block is fermented and aged separately; these site-specific lots are then artfully blended. Our Premiere Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon highlights the magic of intermingling flavors from exquisite vineyard blocks in Atlas Peak, Diamond Mountain and Oak Knoll into a layered and beautifully balanced whole that is ultimately greater than the sum of its parts. Crafted entirely of Cabernet Sauvignon, Unison exhibits opulent dark red fruit flavors framed by ripe, supple tannins, and a rich mouthfeel with a touch of French oak on the lingering finish.


Ralf  Holdenried

Winemaker, Black Stallion Estate Winery

Winemaker, Ralf  Holdenried

From childhood chores on his family's vineyard in Germany to crafting small lot wines in Napa Valley, Ralf has an eclectic mix of winemaking experience that spans two continents. He studied winemaking and viticulture at Germany's prestigious University of Geisenheim and worked at several wineries in Reinhessen and Nahe, before studying fermentation science, viticulture and enology at the University of California at Davis. Ralf became fascinated with California's wine culture and has since relished the New World approach to crafting wine.

Country born: Germany

Education: Master of Business Administration, Graduate School of Management, University of California at Davis
Bachelor of Science, Fermentation Science, University of California at Davis
Vordiplom, Viticulture and Enology, University of Geisenheim, Germany

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
Ralf has received thirty 90+ Point scores from Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator on his wines.

Winemaking Philosophy:
Winemaking starts in the vineyard. Location, climate, picking decisions - these are all crucially important factors that will ultimately determine the quality of your finished wine. At Black Stallion Estate Winery, I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to personally hand-select our fruit from some of the finest vineyards and AVA's in Napa Valley.

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