Broman Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
So, it's no surprise that after making wine for other folks for 31 years, Bob would realize his lifelong dream of making his own Napa Valley wines, appropriately labeled, Broman Cellars. The inaugural release was a beautiful 1994 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon consisting of an entire 148 cases.
Today, Broman Cellars is a family passion with daughter Lisa also working side by side with Bob handling the sales, marketing and day-to-day operations. Production is around a whopping 1,000 cases consisting of small, ultra-premium, hand-crafted lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Bob and his wife, Deborah, have received their winery permit and are drawing plans for the facility. The Broman winery will be located on the property shared with the Broman home on 11 1/2 acres on Deer Park Road in St. Helena. In the interim, they are remodeling the house and caring for their two acre cabernet vineyard.
One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wine. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.
Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.