WINEMAKER(S)
Hélène Seillan

2018 AUCTION LOT NO. 07

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
CENYTH
A Fresh Take on Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc
Multiple Vineyards
Chalk Hill, Alexander Valley
2017
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

If it is true that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” then perhaps the same may be said about grapes on the vine—at least in the case of Hélène Seillan, winemaker for Cenyth, and daughter of renowned winemaker Pierre Seillan. Hélène Seillan spent her childhood in both France and California, surrounded by family and friends for whom winemaking was as much a passion as it was a profession. Many of Hélène‘s first memories are of her family enjoying fine wine and good food.

Following in her father’s footsteps, Seillan pursued a career in winemaking and served as assistant winemaker for her father at the family’s Bordeaux estate, Château Lassègue. Simultaneously, she has also been learning about Sonoma County from her father, helping to craft Vérité wines into elegant masterpieces.

For Seillan, Cenyth is a great opportunity to express her love for Cabernet Franc, and it is a genuine reflection of her enthusiasm for Sonoma County and all that it has to offer. For this barrel lot, she has taken the best blocks of Cabernet Franc from Chalk Hill and Alexander Mountain Estate and blended a truly remarkable wine. Deep dark stone fruit emerges, complemented by floral expressions of violet and mixed with terroir characteristics typical of Alexander Mountain Estate’s volcanic soil. Silky tannins finish the style for a seamless, expansive tasting experience.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

February 2019

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

Summer 2019