Piña Napa Valley, the single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon producer, has announced the appointment of a new assistant winemaker. Macario Montoya, who has served as Piña’s Cellar Master for the past year, has now assumed the role of assistant winemaker, where he will team with winemaker Anna Monticelli. A Bay Area native, Montoya has spent time at MacRostie Winery in Sonoma and Ceja Vineyards.
Piña’s current release, a 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon ($78 per 750ml bottle) from the family’s Buckeye Vineyard in the Howell Mountain appellation, is 14.7% alcohol and was aged for 18 months in French Oak. View the tasting notes here (warning, PDF).
The winery produces small quantities of single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from different sub-appellations within the Napa Valley and is currently offering futures for wines to be released in 2008: 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (Buckeye Vineyard, Howell Mountain); 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (Firehouse Vineyard, Rutherford); 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (D’Adamo Vineyard, Napa) and 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (Wolff Vineyard, Yountville).
Piña is open from 10am – 4pm daily (by appointment) and is located at 8060 Silverado Trail in Napa.