PREMIERE NAPA VALLEY AUCTION TAMBER BEY 2010 DCV SANDBOX BLEND I CABERNET FRANC - NAPA VALLEY (LOT NO. 128) **VERY LIMITED**
By 18 February 2013- Posted on
AUCTION 16 | LOT NO. 128 VINTAGE 2010 TAMBER BEY DCV SANDBOX BLEND I - YOUNTVILLE, NAPA VALLEY
5 CASES PRODUCED
The fruit for DCV Sandbox Blend I comes from a northern block of our Yountville appellation Deux Chevaux Vineyard we call Barry's Sandbox. In 2002, Tamber Bey vintner Barry Waitte planted multiple clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot there for the purpose of creating unique, small-lot blends. Blends produced from this block have included our Rabicano, Sabino and Tovero. DCV Sandbox Blend I is is predominantly Cabernet Franc blended with Petit Verdot. It is the first of an annual series of "Sandbox Blend" wines we will create specifically for Premiere Napa Valley, presenting an ongoing opportunity for bidders to obtain a series of special-lot wines and also to show our long-term commitment to Napa Valley Vintners.
Ageing Process20 months in French oak barrels
Â· pH: 3.86
Â· Wine is unfiltered
Â· Single vineyard wine
Â· Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Winemaker Mike Smith, Tamber Bey (former)
My philosophy is simple: Creating the most natural and expressive wines California can offer. I believe in allowing the fruit to fully reveal itself in our wines, encouraging the personality and terroir of the vineyards, while showcasing itself to the fullest extent. Thus, allowing the wines to be true to their nature and bring harmony to the bottle.
"Sometimes success is as simple as hearing your inner voice."
Mike started his winemaking career under the direction of Thomas Brown in 2001. Traveling from Portland Oregon, Mike worked each crush "free of charge" to learn his craft. Following his 3rd harvest, Mike accepted a full-time assistant position from Thomas and moved his family to St. Helena. Today, Mike continues to work with Thomas on several labels (i.e. Schrader, Rivers-Marie, Maybach & Tamber Bey). The Myriad wines (Mike's own label), are custom crushed along side these greats... showcasing Mike's talents and stylistic "purist" approach to winemaking.
Here's your opportunity to own one of the world's rarest wines: A Premiere Napa Valley wine.How rare? As few as 60 and never more than 240 bottles of each Premiere Napa Valley wine are made. The beauty of being limited to producing such a tiny amount of wine is that it gives some of the most renowned vintners in Napa Valley the freedom to select from their finest sources, break with tradition and come up with a wine that is truly handcrafted.
We purchase these wines as futures for our customers at an invitation-only wine tasting and barrel auction in Napa Valley. Each vintner presents only one wine, made just for this offering, which is then sold to one wine seller.
Please contact me at 407-342-0731 at your earliest convenience if you would like me to reserve any of these rare bottles for your cellar, or to learn more about this exceptional wine. Cheers!
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