Tamber Bey Vineyards

DCV Sandbox Blend III
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 162
Vintage: 2013

Tamber Bey Vineyards

DCV Sandbox Blend III

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced


  • From the newer blocks of the vineyard, with higher density planting and optimal row orientation
  • Cabernet Sauvignon dominates, with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot
  • Aged 19 months in 100% French oak (80% new) with barrel selected by winemaker
  • Complex, elegant and fragrant, medium-to-heavy bodied and with a characteristically long finish


The fruit for this wine comes from northern blocks of the Deux Chevaux Vineyard we call Barry’s Sandbox. In 2002, vintner Barry Waitte planted multiple clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot there for the purpose of creating small-lot blends. This is the third Sandbox Blend we have created exclusively for Premiere Napa Valley. DCV Sandbox Blend III is masterful wine that exhibits the unique traits of the Deux Chevaux Vineyard. The nose is complex, elegant and fragrant. Aromas of red and dark stone fruits evolve into a long finish with spice. This wine represents the first vintage made at the new Tamber Bey winery in Calistoga. Hand selected and blended by winemaker Frederic Delivert.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Frederic Delivert

Winemaker, Tamber Bey

Winemaker, Frederic Delivert

Born and raised in France, his first experience with California wine industry happened in 1991, during an harvest internship while enrolled at the Ecole Superieure d'Agriculture de Purpan (in Toulouse) to get his Masters degree in agriculture. The experience abroad was so interesting that Frederic came back after graduating and started to compile a great experience in winemaking, with tenures at Newton, Far Niente, Duckhorn, Hafrner, Plumpjack and Cade, and most recently Martin Estate and Clark-Claudon. Frederic is convinced that winemaking starts in the vineyard. When grapes are brought to their best potential, then winemaking is just choosing the right path to express it.

Country born: France

Education: Masters degree in Agriculture, Ecole Superieure d'Agriculture de Purpan (in Toulouse)

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I strive to respect the expression of the vineyard.

Wine Spectrum

981 B Airway Ct.
Santa Rosa  CA  95405


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