The Story of The Thomas Collection
The Thomas Collection is a testament to our family’s unwavering commitment to crafting exceptional wines. Sold as a limited 3-bottle set in a custom alder wood box, this collection represents the finest of our estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon.
Stags Leap District & Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Crafted by Winemaker Michael Baldacci, the inaugural release of The Thomas Collection is a bold and captivating expression of our most exceptional vineyard sites. Aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak and an additional 36 months in the bottle before release, The Thomas Collection is ready to enjoy now and will continue to evolve over the next 8-10 years.Download Technical Details
The 2018 vintage stands as the inaugural release of The Thomas Collection. Near-ideal conditions saw a mild spring and a summer of steady warmth, allowing a patient approach to harvest.
Winery Ranch, Stags Leap District
Acquired in 1998, our family’s winemaking journey began at Winery Ranch. Nestled within the Stags Leap District, the vineyard benefits from cooling marine breezes and nighttime cold air currents. The Stags Leap fruit for The Thomas Collection is sourced from Block 4, where Clone 6 Cabernet Sauvignon thrives in volcanic gravel loam soils, producing intensely flavored fruit.
Stella Knight Vineyard, Diamond Mountain District
Acquired in 2013 by my grandfather Paul and father, the Stella Knight Vineyard in Calistoga, Diamond Mountain District enjoys the welcome shade of the afternoon sun. This unique terroir, combined with Clone 6 Cabernet Sauvignon in Block 3, results in a balanced fruit profile and refreshing acidity with a rich structure, all accentuated by a warm Mediterranean climate.
Crafted exclusively from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, The Thomas Collection matures for 22 months in 100% new French oak barriques, using a proprietary oak and toast profile designed exclusively for this wine. The oak plays a complementary role, emphasizing characteristics unveiled during extended maceration and contributing rounded complexity.
The Thomas Collection is a unique opportunity to acquire an expression that embodies our winemaking philosophy, uniting our commitment to land stewardship and our devotion to precision in the cellar. With only 250 sets available and sequential numbering on each bottle, every set becomes a one-of-a-kind inclusion in your cellar.