Lot #37 KNIGHTS BRIDGE WINERY
ONCE AND FOR ALL
Knights Valley Estate Vineyard
- Knights Valley
ABOUT THE WINE:
“Once and for All” is the first Cabernet Sauvignon produced in the new Knights Valley winery, a culmination of 15 years of exceptional winemaking from the estate vineyard. Located in a narrow valley bordering the Mayacamas mountain range that divides Sonoma and Napa Counties, this easternmost Sonoma County appellation is also the warmest viticulture region in the county. Within this rural sanctuary, sparse rhyolitic soils are sheltered from the Pacific Ocean’s strong cooling influence, while evening temperatures are moderated by elevation, resulting in beautifully balanced wines.
The Knights Bridge winery and caves were constructed almost entirely underground, and the fermentation barn showcases elegantly understated architecture and dramatic glass walls. Entering directly through the state-of-the-art production facility, guests follow the same route that grapes go through at the winery, past five stunning, custom tulip-shaped concrete tanks, through the grand barrel cave, into an art-filled light well for a private, seated tasting.
In 1988, Director of Winemaking Douglas Danielak began crafting wines for some of the most admired wineries in Sonoma and Napa counties, and in 2006 joined the Knights Bridge founding winemaking team. His “Once and for All” delivers classic flavors and aromas of Bordeaux blends from each component: Cabernet Sauvignon (structure and cassis), Merlot (aromas and shaved chocolate), Petite Verdot (structural tannin and Mulberry), and Cabernet Franc (savory and lifted aromatics with cedar).
WINEMAKER(S): Derek Baljeu & Douglas Danielak
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: July 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: February 2024
National Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Please inquire for more information.A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.