Premier Napa Coombsville Lots: Rocca Family Vineyard—Lot 168

2014 Rocca Family Vineyard Collinetta Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon — Coombsville: Lot 169 (5 Cases)

Produced from grapes grown in the premier blocks of the Rocca Family's estate vineyard in the Coombsville AVA, the 2014 Collinetta Cabernet Sauvignon lot is delivering waves of blackberry fruit that covers the palate. It will be aged 20 months in French oak before bottling.

The winemaker, Paul Colantuoni, is a veteran of Robert Mondavi Winery, Neyers Vineyard, Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and Brancaia in Maremma on the Mediterranean coast of Tuscany. Paul makes use of a diverse palette of flavors and textures when working with grapes planted in the Rocca's Collinetta vineyard, which include two clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.