Auction 19 | Lot No. 184
5 cases produced
- Sourced from the original Old Block Vineyard planted in 1974
- 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
- Aged for 20 months in 75% new French oak
- An age-worthy, impeccably balanced Cabernet Sauvignon
This special selection of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon was chosen from fruit grown in the shallow soils of our Northern Carneros Vineyard. Winemaker Sal De Ianni, chose this offering from a barrel that came from the original "Old Block" Vineyard planted in 1974. Beautiful structure, soft tannins, and perfect balance characterize this "Old World" style Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Sustainably produced
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Sal De Ianni
Winemaker, Truchard Vineyards
Sal was the enologist for Cuvaison Winery from 1995-1997, then worked as harvest winemaker in 1997 for Margaret River Vineyards in Australia. From 1998 onward, he has served as winemaker for Truchard Vineyards.
Country born: United States
Education: B.S. Chemistry (Marquette University)
M.S. Analytical Chemistry (Northwestern University)
M.S. Viticulture & Enology (UC Davis)
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
Hands-off. Do all of the hard work in the vineyard and the winemaking is easy. Let the vineyard express itself.
1014 Clinton Street
Napa CA 94559-2003
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection