BRAND Napa Valley

Double Barrel Elevation 1588
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 180
Vintage

2013

BRAND Napa Valley

Double Barrel Elevation 1588

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • From vineyards defined by a unique location on Pritchard Hill, rising up to 1,600 feet
  • Our PNV wine displays brilliant aromatics, layers of bright fruit, full texture and silky tannins
  • Fermented in a 225-liter new French oak barrel for 45 days; aged in same barrel for additional 40 months
  • This massive expression of Pritchard Hill fruit will be known for its intensity, depth and longevity

The BRAND vineyards are defined by a unique and special location on Pritchard Hill. Rising up to 1600 feet of elevation in rugged red rocky volcanic soil, the small berries and low yields offer wines that display brilliant aromatics, layers of bright fruit, mouth filling texture and silky tannins all in harmonious balance. “Double Barrel Elevation 1588” was fermented in a 225 liter new French Oak barrel for 45 days and is aging in that same barrel for an additional 40 months. This massive expression of Pritchard Hill fruit will be known for its intensity, depth and longevity.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered

Philippe Melka

Winemaker, BRAND Napa Valley

Winemaker, Philippe Melka

My journey started at Chateau Haut Brion (where my passion for cabernet-based blends and sauvignon blanc began) and I completed a masters program in Agronomy and Enology under the direction of Professor Sequin, the renowned terroir specialist. I was fascinated by the relationship between soil and wine quality,
a fascination which continues today.

Yearning to know more, I set out for Napa Valley (Dominus Estate), Western Australia (Chittering Estate), Chianti in Italy (Badia O Coltibuono) and Bordeaux (Chateau Petrus) where I divided my time between soil study and winemaking. However, the great diversity of terroirs I found in Napa Valley, and its potential for extraordinary wines, was a revelation to me.

Country born: France

Education: University of Bordeaux - geology, viticulture, enology
Mentor in the United States: Paul Draper
Mentor in France: Christian Moueix

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
My philosophy is to make good wine!

Napa Wine Ltd.

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Switzerland
004-1786-258-080

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