Perata Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004
The first vines ever planted in the Napa Valley were planted here, in Yountville, by George C. Yount, in 1836. Today, it is recognized as one of the best winegrowing regions in the world. Yountville has been called "the combination of all that is possible in the Napa Valley..." due to the unique combination of soils and climate here. That recognition became official when Yountville was granted its own AVA (American Viticultural Area) status in 1999.
The decision to begin making wine from our vineyards, set out with a goal of having the wines we produced follow the same tradition of hands on attention to detail that has been such an important part of our vines for three generations. We undertook a mission to find a winemaker with roots in the land as deep as ours. Since each of our individual bonds to the Napa Valley had been formed decades ago, the decision to have Gary Galleron as our winemaker achieved that goal. The care we give the grapes in the vineyard all the way through harvest would continue into the winery with Gary's philosophy of handcrafted wines. Our wines carry forward the quality of our vineyard, the character of the Yountville Appellation and most importantly Gary's winemaking style allowing for true Cabernet Sauvignon varietal expression in the wines produced.