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Egelhoff Wines –

We are honored to be representing the wines of one of Napa’s highly sought-after winemaker consultants, Bob Egelhoff. As many in the industry know, Bob made Wine Spectator’s 1997 Wine-of-the-Year. The Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147, for David Arthur Vineyards which garnered 99 pts.

 

Bob Egelhoff

Bob Egelhoff

Bob Egelhoff received his degree from UC Davis in 1981 and headed for the vineyards working three years at Beckstoffer Vineyards. He then joined Bill Harlan’s Merryvale Vineyards honing his winemaking skills under Bob Levy and consultant Michel Rolland. There, he had the opportunity to make wines for such clients as Amizetta, Harlan Estate, Hartwell Estate, Oakford Vineyards, Pahlmeyer, and Staglin Family Vineyard. Bob then took that experience and began is private consulting with clients such as Amizetta, Axios Wine, Bella Vista, Phelan Vineyard, Richard Partridge, and Robert Craig Winery, in addition to David Arthur.

 

The initial 1999 release under his own label was of 112 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon; production grew the next year to around 300 cases, then 500 and 700, with sales primarily to high-end restaurants and a mailing list. For the first few years, grapes were sourced from Sacrashe Vineyard in Rutherford, Calif.; today, Glendale Ranch in St. Helena’s Conn Valley is the mainstay of the Cab program. In addition to his Blue Label Cab, he offers a Riesling sourced from the Bayview Ranch, Carneros and a second Cabernet Sauvignon under the Walton Label. This fruit is from both the Glendale Ranch in the Conn Valley and Mt George Vineyard located on the north facing slope of Monticello Canyon in the Eastern hills of Napa.

 

The Two Worlds project is an amazing collaboration of Bob Egelhoff’s Cabernet Sauvignon and Michael Twelftree’s famed Two Hands Barossa Valley Shiraz. Michael flies over a bladder full of his shiraz and Bob blends it up and barrels it. Production is a modest 480 etched Magnums that have garnered the No. 2 spot in the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010.

Two Worlds

Two Worlds

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