Rocca Family Vineyards

Collinetta Vineyard, Block One Barrel Select
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 159


Rocca Family Vineyards

Collinetta Vineyard, Block One Barrel Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced


  • Our first and only barrel select program from our estate Collinetta Vineyard in Coombsville
  • The winemaker’s favorite barrel, hand-selected from Block One, the best this vineyard has to offer
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon fruit aged 20 months in a new Taransaud Château Ferre barrel, medium toast
  • A wine geek’s wine: Our trademark structure and elegance but with more ripe fruit than ever before

Rocca Family Vineyards is proud to introduce the first and only Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon ever created from our Collinetta Vineyard Estate in Coombsville (recently named “The Napa Valley Organic Winery of The Year” at the NY International Wine Competition). Located at First Avenue and Coombsville Road, this unique vineyard is basically a ten-acre volcanic rock, rising off the valley floor. Cool breezes and soil rich with pumice and loam combine with Certified Organic farming practices to create some of the most sophisticated, elegant and highly-structured Cabernets in all of Napa. To crank it all up a notch exclusively for PNV, renowned winemaker Paul Colantuoni has hand-selected his favorite barrel from his favorite block for this Cabernet bottling. The result is Block One Barrel Select, a 100% Cabernet that’s a perfect combination of Old World and New World appeal. It has the vineyard's trademark color and structure and sophistication, but with more ripeness and rich fruit than ever before. Coming from the unprecedented 2013 vintage, this one-of-a-kind wine is sure to be a delicious and unique addition to your cellar.

Wine Facts

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

Paul Colantuoni

Winemaker, Rocca Family Vineyards

Winemaker, Paul Colantuoni

Rocca Family's esteemed winemaker, Paul Colantuoni, has had an exciting international career. Paul broke into the business in Napa Valley, where he worked with Robert Mondavi Winery and Neyers Vineyards. He then spent several years in Europe, honing his talents at Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and with Brancaia in Maremma on the Mediterranean coast of Tuscany. Paul returned to Napa Valley in 2006, and is now focused on crafting world-class artisanal wines for Rocca Family.

Paul brings a strong scientific background to his craft, having studied Chemical Engineering and Molecular Biology at Princeton University until his senior year, when he changed majors to Italian and set his sights on a career as a winemaker. Paul's remarkable creative talents were inspired and refined by years of working with such renowned figures as Ehren Jordan, Bruce Neyers, Frederic and Daniel Brunier, and Carlo Ferrini.

Country born: United States

Education: Princeton University - Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, and Italian

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Our winemaking philosophy is focused on fully realizing the potential of our beautiful estate vineyards. We strive to express their signature qualities as faithfully as possible, by organically growing the very best possible grapes and then staying out of their way with an emphatically non-interventionist approach in the winery.

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11514 Gallant Ridge Lane

Houston  TX  77082


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