Region: St. Helena, Napa, CA
Grapes98 % Zinfandel; 2% Petite Sirah
Winemaker/owner Duane David Dappan (D-Cubed) says his career as a Napa Valley winemaker began with a 4-H project. Raised in an agricultural family, he and some friends entered the El Dorado County Fair Home Winemaking Competition and received “Best in Show”.
Inspired by his brush with wine making fame, Duane entered the Enology program at University of California, Davis. He spent years developing his craft and building an impressive resume at Grgich Hills, Storybook Mountain, Rombauer Vineyards, and Frank Family Vineyards.
Duane’s philosophy is to not do too much in the cellar, but rather guide the fruit that comes from a well maintained vineyard.
The proof is in the bottle. Taste for yourself!
Winemaker/owner Duane David Dappan is outgoing president and current board member for ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates and Producers)