331 - Caldwell Vineyard

Clones, Cops & Cabernet - A Day in the Life of John Caldwell

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• 20 bottles of Napa Valley wine, as noted
• 3 nights’ stay in vineyard guest house for 2 couples
• Private tasting for 4 with John F. Caldwell
• 1 - 1 year membership in the Society of Smugglers

In legendary Napa Valley, John Caldwell is a legend all his own. Through a larger than life odyssey, John has helped to revolutionize the foundation of modern winemaking in North America. Responsible for introducing the most prized Bordeaux rootstock and grapevine clones to the U.S., John was the original licensee for the French government’s certified Entav-Inra clonal selections, and has published the industry’s definitive resource book on the subject.

He’s been called a lot of things… but most often… he’s called the Smuggler. This is your chance to join John’s enigmatic world with 1 one-year membership to the uber- exclusive, waiting-list-only Society of Smugglers… which includes: 18 bottles of wine made just for the Society, a 3-night stay at the Smuggler’s Hideaway (AKA vineyard guest house) and a special tasting for up to four people in the Caldwell Cave with the Head Smuggler himself. The winner of this lot will also receive a set of Caldwell’s flagship wines (Silver Proprietary Red and Gold Cabernet Sauvignon).

Winner is responsible for the cost of shipping their Smuggler wine, 3 times per year. The guest house stay and tasting must be scheduled in advance on a mutually agreeable date.

Caldwell Flagship Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon
Caldwell Gold
Coombsville
1 x 750ml (Standard) 2012

Red Blend
Caldwell Silver
Coombsville
1 x 750ml (Standard) 2012

Society of Smugglers’ Wines

Chardonnay
Coombsville
3 x 750ml (Standard) 2014

Pinot Noir
Coombsville
3 x 750ml (Standard) 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon
Coombsville
3 x 750ml (Standard) 2012

Syrah
Coombsville
3 x 750ml (Standard) 2012

Red Blend
Left Bank
Coombsville
3 x 750ml (Standard) 2012

Right Bank
Coombsville
3 x 750ml (Standard) 2012

 

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