20th Anniversary Blend
2012 Red Wine
St. Helena

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 90



20th Anniversary Blend

Red Wine
St. Helena

10 cases produced


  • Celebrating our 20th anniversary as a Napa Valley wine producer
  • This year’s PNV lot is a blend of 65% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 100% Salvestrin estate fruit from the historic Dr. Crane Vineyard in St. Helena
  • Winemaker Rich Salvestrin and assistant winemaker Hans Van Dale created this rich, aromatic red wine

We are thrilled to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of our inaugural vintage! Three generations of the Salvestrin family have been growing grapes at our family estate in St. Helena since 1932. It was not until 1994 that we took a leap of faith with our first commercial vintage, producing 157 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon. To create a true expression of the fruit that we grow and to share that with others has been unbelievably gratifying. Our 20th Anniversary Blend is a beautiful representation of the classic Red Bordeaux varietals Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit forward, with hints of spice and a velvety mouthfeel, this wine has the potential to age for 15 to 20 years.

Wine Facts

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

Richard Salvestrin

Winemaker, Salvestrin

Winemaker, Richard Salvestrin

A third-generation grapegrower, Rich learned the art of farming on the family ranch from his father and grandfather. He completed his degree in viticulture from Fresno State University in 1987. He worked multiple positions in the wine industry, including stints at Mumm Napa Valley, S. Anderson Winery, Jaeger Vineyards and California Grapevine Nursery.

He continued to help farm the family vineyards and expanded the family's grape growing business to include winemaking. The inaugural vintage of Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon was in 1994, and in 2001 the estate winery was constructed among the family vines.

Country born: United States

Education: Fresno State University - 1987 (Major - Viticulture)

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
Napa County Farm Bureau Outstanding Agriculturist of the Year - 2014

Winemaking Philosophy:
Rich believes in making wines that tell part of the story of the grape growing lifestyle in the Napa Valley, and wines that are enjoyable expressions of what we do on a daily basis. It's all about balance: balance in our lives, in ourselves and in our wines. He strives to make wines that we can enjoy and that will go well with food.

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