100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the original Tournesol Stream Vineyard in Coombsville
This opulent wine possesses the depth and balance of developed vines and the power of youth
Vineyard is Napa Green Certified, the wine industry’s most rigorous land use program
Handcrafted by acclaimed winemaker Ken Bernards; aged in new French oak barrels for 24 months
Our Premiere lot comes entirely from the original Tournesol Cabernet Sauvignon planting at the "Stream" vineyard. Well into its second decade, in vine years this planting has aged gracefully to adulthood. It possesses the depth and balance of developed vines and the power of youth. The 2013 vintage emphasizes the opulent side of the Tournesol vineyard and caters both to the present and future.
Single vineyard wine
Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Ken has been making wine in Napa Valley for 25 years with experience as winemaker or consulting winemaker with more than a dozen wineries. The insatiable curiosity that first led Ken to begin his quest to make great wines continues to lead him to seek out new and challenging opportunities beyond those presented in his own winery. His devotion to discovering the character of each specific vineyard site aided him as be became a pioneer in the Coombsville area, located in the southeast corner of the greater Napa Valley AVA. He has placed special emphasis with estate-grown vineyard designations, making a natural connection with Bob and Anne Arns at Tournesol Vineyard, beginning in 2003.
Country born: United States
Education: B.S. Chemistry with an emphasis on Flavor Chemistry. Internship in Epernay, France at Moet & Chandon. Winemaking Consultant with clients in Chile, Oregon, California. President Emeritus California Enological Research Association.
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Terroir expression and balance are emphasized.
Cache Road Liquor & Wines
2002 Northwest Cache Road
Lawton OK 73507