Metaphora Wines

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 94


Metaphora Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced


  • Single-barrel blend of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • A stunning expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Captures the terroir of three vineyards located in Atlas Peak (Stagecoach), Oakville and Coombsville
  • Aged in 100% new French oak for 18 months, our PNV wine is unfined and unfiltered

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered

Mark Herold

Winemaker, Metaphora Wines

Winemaker, Mark Herold

Mark Herold’s fascination with wine started in his childhood home in Panama City. On his twelfth birthday he liberated a bottle of Port from his father's cellar. Undeterred from the horrendous hangover that followed the next morning, he set about to learn as much as he could about wine. After completing his academic career at the University of Davis with a Ph.D. in Ecology with an emphasis in nutritional biochemistry, he started his first foray into the wine world at Joseph Phelps Vineyards as the Research Enologist. Here Mark was able to bridge the scientific method with winemaking to determine the best approach to making the best expression of wine quality and seamless oak integration.
Merus was a labor of love that Mark started in 1998—a Cult Cabernet Sauvignon that he made in his garage in downtown Napa. His first vintage was extremely challenging weather wise as well as having limited access to equipment. Aside from all the challenges the 1998 Merus received 93 points from Robert Parker. Mark started his consulting business soon after with a client list that has included Hestan, Kamen, Harris, Buccella, Kobalt, Celani Family Vineyards, Maze and The Vineyardist. Mark is a Taurus and his favorite food is Sushi.

Country born: Panama

Education: University of Davis with a Ph.D. in Ecology

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
making the best expression of wine quality

Studio M Fine Wines, LLC

1465 First Street
Napa  CA  94559


Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Metaphora Wines 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 19
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