White Rock Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 168


White Rock Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

  • Sourced from the tops of our hillside, where Cabernet Sauvignon presents deeply concentrated flavors
  • Grown in soil made up of compressed white volcanic ash 400 feet above the Napa Valley floor
  • We practice natural farming and have never used herbicides, pesticides or fungicides
  • Focused and rich, this elegant Cabernet Sauvignon is aging in French oak, adding depth and balance

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.71
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Christopher Vandendriessche

Winemaker, White Rock Vineyards

Winemaker, Christopher Vandendriessche

Christopher grew up in the vineyards at White Rock. Following 3 years of apprenticeships in France, he worked under John Kongsgaard and David Ramey for 2 years in Napa. He then worked under Douglas Danielak for another year at White Rock before taking over winemaking in 1999. The goal at White Rock is to produce terroir driven wines that express it's uniquely mineral white volcanic vineyard, in partnership with his brother Michael who runs the vineyards.

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: 20-30 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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