White Rock Vineyards

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 219
Vintage

2013

White Rock Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Sourced from the steepest part of our southwestfacing hillside where vines enjoy afternoon sun
  • Our old vines grow in white volcanic ash soil, have deep roots and produce just 1.5 tons per acre
  • Aged in French oak, this wine is powerful, concentrated and elegant
  • Established in the 1800s, our estate is rooted in a history of producing sought-after Napa Valley wines

White Rock Vineyards is historic estate first planted in 1870. The Vandendriessche family has been naturally farming White Rock's volcanic ash soil since 1977. This Premier Napa Valley release is a bold expression of our Cabernet Sauvignon. Layered and complex, with powerful fruit expression and French oak aging which results in an elegant wine that is beautiful now, and will age with grace.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Christopher Vandendriessche

Winemaker, White Rock Vineyards

Winemaker, Christopher Vandendriessche

Christopher Vandendriessche was raised in Napa Valley, learning the wine business from his parents. Growing up on the farm, Christopher felt that his first passion was science. While at UCSC pursuing a degree in Physics, Christopher began brewing beer in his dorm room. After graduating in 1992, he came home to tell his father he was, “fascinated with fermentation technology.” Realizing the potential of combining his new found interests with the family business, Christopher moved to France and enrolled in the University of Bordeaux. He graduated with an Enology degree, and went on to work at Chateau Pape Clement in Bordeaux. Following harvests in Burgundy, Spain (Remelluri in Rioja), and Argentina (Catena in Mendoza), Christopher returned to Napa for a position as Assistant Winemaker working under John Kongsgaard at Luna. For the next two years, they made wine for a legendary group of winemakers including David Ramey, Dan Baron, Bill Knuttel, and Marco Capelli, among others. In 1999 Christopher returned to White Rock as Winemaker, excited to apply his winemaking techniques to the property he knows so well. Today, Christopher and his brother Michael have taken over the business, working together to craft thoughtful and balanced wines showcasing the unique terroir of White Rock Vineyards. Christopher and his wife Sarah live with their son in Napa.

Country born: United States

Education: BA Physics, UCSanta Cruz, UV Oenologie Universite a Bordeaux, 3 years work in France, 1 harvest work in Rioja, Mentors(Henri Vandendriessche, John Kongsgaard, Dave Ramey, David Danielak)

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Noble winemaking involves stewarding the terroir to it's natural and balanced expression in the wine. When in doubt always choose balance over power. French Oak should be a spice, not a dominant flavor. Make minimal inputs, find natural balance in the vineyard through careful farming.

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13210 S. Normandie Avenue
Gardena  CA  90249
808-722-2225

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
White Rock Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 19
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Falabella 18
Chimney Rock Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2009 Alpine Vineyard Cabernet – Tête de Cuvée 15
Hopper Creek Winery 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville Proprietor's Private Estate Reserve 15
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