Terra Valentine

Crown Jewel
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 158
Vintage

2013

Terra Valentine

Crown Jewel

Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the Wurtele Vineyard in the Spring Mountain District
  • This vineyard sits at 1,000 feet elevation directly above The Culinary Institute of America
  • 100% Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 100% new French oak
  • The vineyard blocks blended in this wine wrap around the crown of a rocky, volcanic outcropping

Winemaker Sam Baxter has been crafting wines from the Wurtele Vineyard since 1999. He has identified a particular section of that vineyard that wraps around the top of a rocky, volcanic outcropping that produces an very distinct wine. The deep structure and exotic flavors in this wine show off the best of what the Spring Mountain District can offer while showcasing the distinct personality of this world class vineyard.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Sam Baxter

Winemaker, Terra Valentine

Winemaker, Sam Baxter

I was born and raised in St. Helena and grew up alongside my dad, who began making wine in Napa Valley in 1968. By the time I was in high school, I was working every afternoon in the wine business and began to develop my palate for blending wines. I blended my first solo wine my senior year of high school. After graduating from UC Davis and working a vintage in Australia, I had the opportunity to join a start-up on Spring Mountain and have been here ever since.

Country born: United States

Education: BS Fermentation Science 1998 UC Davis

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I grew up drinking the wines of the 1970s and 1980s from the Napa Valley. The understated elegance of those wines, along with their staying power, was a profound influence. Though my style has a modern influence as well, I feel it is important for a wine to show a sense of place and for each component to balance out the other so that the experience is seamless.

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