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2011 Chateau Rollat Cabernet Sauvignon Rollat

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

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Chateau Rollat

Château Rollat is owned by Bowin Lindgren, who is also the winemaker. Lindgren was a with a large pharmaceutical industry executive before retiring with the goal of making wine. He named the estate after his great grandfather, a sommelier and wine educator who left France for a new life in New York in the early 20th century. Lindgren hired a consulting winemaker, Christian LeSommer, a French winemaker who has worked with Château d’Yquem and Château Latour, to guide the early vintages. Rollat’s first vintages were in 2005. Stephen Tanzer of The International Wine Cellar called the estate an “exciting emerging producer” and noted that one of the Bordeaux blends had “the polished texture of a Medoc wine…”


United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley

Walla Walla Valley AVA likes to call itself the Napa Valley of Washington, and given the concentration of well-reviewed wineries in the appellation, the comparison is understandable. The Walla Walla appellation is comprised of 340,000 acres, of which 1,200 acres are vineyards. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern corner of Washington and it extends slightly into northeastern Oregon. It is named after the Walla Walla River Valley, and the city of Walla Walla is the commercial center of Washington’s wine industry. The city was founded in the 1840s by the Hudson’s Bay Company as a trading post, but as early as the 1850s farmers were planting grapes for winemaking. Prohibition shuttered winemaking in the early 20th century, but a winemaking renaissance started in the 1970s when Leonetti Cellars, still one of the state’s most acclaimed wineries, started producing acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. Walla Walla’s AVA status was awarded in 1984 and today there are more than 100 wineries. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese Chardonnay and Viognier.


Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.