Damian Rae Winery: winery information
Winemaker: Kian Tavakoli
Damian Rae winemaker Kian Tavakoli is a Napa Valley veteran who first earned his Viticulture degree from UC Davis, after which he spent four years learning Cabernet Sauvignon winemaking at the legendary Opus One. His amazing talent soon landed him the coveted role of winemaker at Clos Du Val where he ran their red wine program, including their highly-acclaimed reserve bottling. With more than a decade of winemaking, operations and viticultural experience, Kian brings a stellar combination of sensory and production skills that are regarded as among the best in the industry.
Current offerings (Summer 2009) 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (To Kalon Vineyard, Napa Valley) 2006 Syrah (White Hawk Vineyard, Santa Barbara) 2007 Pinot Noir (La Encantada Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills) 2008 Sauvignon Blanc (Galleron Road Vineyard, Napa Valley)