PRIDE OF NAPA: OAKVILLE WINEGROWERS OAKVILLE CUVEÉ
In the very heart of the Napa Valley lies the town of Oakville. Once a steam train stop in the late 1800’s, Oakville owes its name to the dense groves of native oak which once blanketed the area. One hundred years later, the Oakville name is synonymous with excellence in winemaking. A unique combination of soil, topography and climate join together here, creating an environment that makes Oakville a viticultural treasure. But the proof of Oakville’s status as a world-class grape-growing region is the number of great Napa Valley wineries that have planted their vineyards here. While Mother Nature has provided the key ingredients, a group of Vintners and Growers who are dedicated to crafting the highest quality of wine from the Oakville soil have emerged. Among the current members are BOND, Far Niente, Dalla Valle, Gamble Family, Harlan, Morlet Family, Opus One, Paradigm, Peter Michael, Robert Mondavi, and Screaming Eagle.
Each year since 2005, the acclaimed member wineries of the Oakville Winegrowers Association have contributed small lots of their finest Cabernet Sauvignon to blend a micro-production of 50 double magnums and 100 magnums of the Oakville Cuveé. The Cuveé offers the collector an extraordinary opportunity to experience the best of Napa Valley’s premiere growing region. There is no other wine that equally represents the spirit of an appellation and the camaraderie of its vintners. Each bottle is etched and numbered, a beautiful and rare addition to any wine cellar.
The 2005 initial offering was crafted by Heidi Peterson Barrett, one of the most influential of Napa winemakers. Over the years she has been responsible for some of California’s most notable cult wines: Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle Vineyards, Paradigm Winery, Grace Family Vineyards, and her most recent venture, Amuse Bouche. The year 2005 provided a long, dry growing season without extreme heat—conditions in which flavors and tannins ripened slowly and completely without raisining of the fruit or plunging acidity levels.
- 1 – 3L 2005 Oakville Winegrowers Oakville Cuveé
Etched and numbered 34 of 100; In original wooden crate
Donated by: Brenda and Tony Pascotti