Winemaker Dave Phinney Napa Cabernet
When it comes to Napa Valley’s most accomplished and gifted winemakers, Dave Phinney is one of the foremost. Anybody that’s followed the creation and success of The Prisoner, as well as the Orin Swift and Locations brands knows what he’s capable of. Many don’t know that Dave also consults on a handful of much smaller projects like Chateau de Vie in Calistoga… Located on the North end of Calistoga almost directly behind Tamber Bey and in close proximity to Chateau Montelena’s vineyards, the vines surrounding Chateau de Vie produce fruit of regal qualities that perfectly express Calistoga’s rich terroir.
Entering from one of Napa Valley’s most sought after vintages, the 2013 Chateau De Vie Cabernet Sauvignon offers the perfect mix of rugged power and supple elegance. The weather in Calistoga is warmer than the AVA’s to its South and in turn the area is known for producing some of the biggest, richest and most robust Cabernet Sauvignons in the Valley. We loved this wine so much that we’re thrilled to be pouring it by the glass in Yountville.
2013 CHATEAU DE VIE CALISTOGA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Winery Notes: “The finish is long and sweetly ripe and this wine will serve as nicely with ripe cheeses and fruits as it will with dark roasts or sauced filet. If essentially ready to drink it will grow softer and more aromatic over the next few years.”