Since he moved to the Napa Valley in the early 1990s, Tony Biagi has crafted world class wines from some of the best fruit grown in legendary vineyards across Napa Valley. He follows the belief that winemaking begins in the vineyard; a blend of the terroir, climate, the vines and the farming methods used to nurture them. Then in the cellar nature, art and science blend to reveal elegance, resonance and substance in our wines. We meticulously deliberate over our choices and strive to create the most natural, balanced expression possible and let the vintage reveal itself. Each vintage may bring opportunities to put in place new techniques or tools but the goals are always the same – make the best wine we can to capture that vintage and the place the grapes were grown.
Once bottled, the wines start their own journey continuing to develop further with age until they are summoned for your enjoyment.
2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
The KIATRA ESTATE wines showcase the results of our farming and winemaking approach in harmony with the unique cooler climate of our southern Napa Valley vineyard. We make a very small production of this wine to be the best representation of our estate in each vintage.
The 2021 vintage of our KIATRA ESTATE comprises of two clones of Cabernet Sauvignon selected from three blocks, harvested over three nights during September 2021. Each late night harvest was designed to maximize phenolic ripeness and clonal diversity within our vineyard.
The winemaking team built on the foundation of the fruit using 80% new French Oak Barrels to create a balanced, yet complex wine with balance between the acidity, tannins and the cooler southern Napa cabernet fruit. Texture and tension are the hallmarks of this wine and 2021 is a perfect vintage to showcase these attributes.
This wine drinks beautifully now especially with decanting and will continue to improve over the next twelve years and gracefully age for another two decades.
- Focused expression of our estate
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Estate Grown at Kiatra Vineyards
- 14.2% ABV
ALLOCATION OPEN SEPTEMBER 12-26
Due to the limited quantities available we are offering this wine on an allocation only basis. Please note you must create an account and be logged in before you can access your allocation and place an order with us.
“Made by Tony Biagi and from the eastern side of the valley, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Kiatra Reserve has classic Cabernet notes of ripe blue fruits, tobacco, sappy herbs, and violets. These carry to a full-bodied, ripe, plush, straight-up sexy 2021 with terrific mid-palate depth as well as ripe tannins. This hedonistic beauty will shine right out of the gate.”
– Jeb Dunnuck (2/16/2023)
“I was deeply impressed with the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, which I tasted on two separate occasions on my most recent trip to Napa Valley. It is bright, elegant and super-refined, as wines from this cool, southern part of the valley tend to be. Silky and impeccably balanced, the 2021 is also incredibly promising. It’s a fabulous debut from Neotempo. I can’t wait to taste it from the bottle. Lastly, I must add I was quite encouraged to see the work Kia Behnia is doing on environmentally friendly packaging. This award is based 100% on the wine, and not on anything else, but suffice it to say I would like to see other proprietors taking a more conscientious approach to bottles and packaging.”
-Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Feb 2023)
Smart Packaging: Reinvent Packaging with Purpose
According to major research, over 39% of wine’s carbon footprint is attributed to the packaging and transport of wine. Our packaging is designed with purpose and built to be environmentally friendly. We have designed our packaging to be sturdy but lightweight, luxury but made with recycled material, modern but with a nod to the history of wine. The materials used in our design, from the shipping boxes, to the glass bottles, labels, capsules, corks are sustainable, recyclable and if possible compostable. We sourced our components that have made ecological packaging a priority and have built a strong reputation on manufacturing high quality goods.
We have invented a new bottle and packaging design system which will have a major impact on reducing the footprint of wine and decreasing the costs of shipping and transport.
Our goal is to share our learnings with the rest of the wine industry and provide a shift towards ecological solutions to combat climate change.
Nature’s Hidden Art Revealed Through Science
In the spirit of exploring the close relationship between nature, art and science we are proud to share with you the photos of the 2021 Neotempo Kiatra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon wine crystals – this is a novel achievement where nature’s hidden art is revealed through science. It’s the first time you can taste a wine and also see its crystals. We will be sharing digital and print copies of our wine with our club membership – stay tuned.
We partnered with the world renowned nature photographer and researcher Dr. Robert Berdan to experiment in his lab on methods of creating and taking photographs of wine crystals made from our wines. Each crystal is unique and like a fingerprint produces a unique texture. Note we have purchased the photographs for our wine crystals but we wanted Dr. Berdan to share some of the photos on his website for educational purposes.
Dr. Berdan is a fantastic artist and a great teacher – he has written a great article on the process to photograph the crystals and his collaboration with us as well as great historical details here. His work is available for purchase at his website.