2010 Salvestrin "Three D" Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, USA

Ripe dark cherries and blackberry, toasted oak, vanilla and spice are the showcase of this delicious wine. A full mouth coating mid palate builds to a focused lasting fruit filled finish.


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The 2010 "Three D" Cabernet Sauvignon is a reflection of the very best of Salvestrin. The best Cabernet Sauvignon lots matched with the finest French oak barrels and aged for an extended period allows the wine to concentrate and soften into a beautiful expression of the Dr. Crane site.


It began when Italian immigrants John and Emma Salvestrin fell in love with St. Helena while visiting friends in the early 1920s. In 1932 they purchased a portion of the historic Crane Ranch, including the Victorian home of Dr. Crane. With the repeal of prohibition in 1933, they started selling grapes as the wine industry began to grow again. Ed Salvestrin, who grew up on the family vineyard, continued to grow quality grapes through the 60s, 70s and 80s preserving the family legacy for future generations. He still lives on site and frequently tends to his fruit trees (apples, pomegranates, grapefruit, persimmon) when he’s not helping out in the vineyard.

In 1987, Rich Salvestrin completed his degree in viticulture from Fresno State University. He returned to the family vineyard to help farm and also to expand the family's grape-growing business to include winemaking. 1994 was the inaugural vintage of Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon and in 2001 the estate winery was constructed amongst the family vines. The vineyard at Salvestrin has been farmed sustainably for over eighty years. Holistic guidelines have been utilized since 2006. Fruit trees planted around the property provide a habitat for beneficial insects. Nutrient composts and cover crops increase the biodiversity of the soil and improve tilth. Soil cultivation in the spring aids in achieving vine balance and decreases the need for irrigation.


Grape(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
Farming Sustainable