The annual Napa Valley Wine Auction is a highlight in our cyclical season of wine growing. It comes each year during the first weekend in June, where wine collectors, tasters and vintners gather to raise money for the non-profit organizations of the Napa Valley. Vintners provide unparalleled hospitality to wine auction guests in a weekend of dinners, parties, unique wines and unforgettable experiences. In return, the Napa Valley Vintners Association donates proceeds to our community health organizations and children’s education. It’s a weekend where we all dress up, feel good, and have a grand time.
In our 7th year at the Napa Valley Wine Auction, Clif Family Winery will showcase the 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from our Cold Springs Vineyard at Friday’s Barrel Auction, where 10 lucky bidders will win a case of the wine in barrel (to be collected at bottling time – June 2017.) I have carefully selected this wine from our Foza Block, named after a 50 mile, steep ride that Gary and Kit enjoyed during their year in Italy in 2015. And this wine shows the same kind of muscle is takes to ascend its namesake. With loads of dark fruits – black berry, blueberry and plum – the aromatics are so well integrated with the 80% new French oak (especially for just 8 months in barrel.) The palate has great depth and richness, with well-balanced tannins throughout.
To our auction guests – be sure to visit us at the barrel hall and get a sneak-peak into what the 2015 vintage has to offer from Clif Family Winery!