One in a group of seasoned winemakers who have been instrumental in bringing Napa Valley Cabernet to prominence, Rosemary Cakebread remains grounded in the specifics of the place she has spent half a lifetime observing and exploring. After earning a degree in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California Davis, she was introduced to Cabernet Sauvignon at the historic Inglenook Winery, where she took her first winery job. Enjoying varied experiences, a harvest in Bordeaux as well as immersion in the world of sparkling wine round out her winemaking resume. A love for Cabernet Sauvignon was nurtured as winemaker for Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery from 1997 through the 2005 vintage where she divided her time between winemaking and overseeing the organically farmed estate vineyard. Always keen for a new challenge, Grenache and Mourvedre are safely tucked in barrel with an anticipated bottling in 2012. Rosemary celebrated her thirtieth vintage in 2009, which coincided with the bottling of her first release under her own label: the 2007 Gallica Cabernet Sauvignon.

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