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Vine Cliff Winery

Private Stock

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Release Date October 2020
  • Vine Cliff is proud to showcase the 2018 Private Stock Cabernet Sauvignon - the best bottling from the Oakville Estate property

  • Sourced from the steeply terraced vineyard block that overlooks the Oakville and Yountville nested appellations

  • This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for 20 months in 80 percent new French oak

John Wilson

John Wilson, Winemaker

Country Born
Winery Experience
10-15 years

John Wilson joined Vine Cliff in 2017 as Winemaker. He has spent the past 3 years with Thomas George Estates, where he has been Winemaker since 2014. While at Thomas George, he designed single-vineyard Burgundy and Rhone style wines. Prior to Thomas George Estates, John was Assistant Winemaker under winemaker and mentor, Ted Lemon, at Littorai Wines, a premium single-vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producer from Anderson Valley and Sonoma Coast.

While working as Cellar Master at Outpost Wines and Rivers-Marie Wines, John worked directly with winemaker and mentor Thomas Rivers Brown to produce top rated wines for Brown's winemaking clients which include Schrader Cellars, Maybach Family Vineyards and Seaver Vineyards. This experience allowed John to work primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from nearly every appellation within Napa Valley for five consecutive vintages. He is focused on producing premium wines which showcase vineyard, vintage and varietal character.