Log In Sign Up
2018 Five Bands  - Vineyard 36


Antonio Galloni, Vinous
“The Five Bands is another impressive wine from Vineyard 36. Powerful and vibrant, impeccably balanced. Racy wine that shows off its considerable appeal”

Jeb Dunnuck
“Brilliantly balanced, full-bodied, and concentrated, it has great tannins and is a seriously good wine that ranks with the crème de la crème.”

2018 Five Bands


Our most sought-after barrels of the year. Five Bands is the definition of ultra-premium.

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is an extremely limited production, of typically less than 150 cases. Whether it’s a single vineyard or a blend of our best across all our vineyard sites, it is handcrafted from start to finish, aged in carefully selected 100% new thin stave French oak. It is the most concentrated of our range with the best tannin profile and color. It has a wonderful palette, which will gain incredible complexity over the next 20 years and beyond. A full-bodied wine with a focus on balance and vibrancy. This 2018 Five Bands ended up being 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the famed, "F Block" within the Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard.

  • Blend100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • WinemakerKeith Emerson
  • AppellationRutherford
  • VineyardBeckstoffer Georges III Vineyard F Block
  • OakFrench
  • Aging/Cooperage20 months in 100% new French Oak
  • Harvest Date10/22/2018
  • Alcohol15.09%
  • PH3.80
  • TA5.7g/100mLs