High Dive Napa Valley began in 2014 as an adventurous collaboration between SHARE A SPLASH wine co. Founder Yoav Gilat and winemakers Peter Heitz (Turnbull Wine Cellars) and Scott Palazzo (Palazzo Wines). A ‘Left Bank’ Bordeaux styled blend, High Dive is a proprietary red that is an homage to the classic Napa Valley blends of the 1970s.
The three wine industry friends came together over a shared vision to create a Cabernet blend that would take you to the root of what first made Napa Valley so beloved. Yoav, a long-time admirer and collector of classic California brands like Ridge Vineyards, Diamond Creek Vineyards and Dominus Estate wanted to create his take on a new classic.
The winemaking dream team – Peter, a 4th generation winemaker from Napa that specializes in structured Cabs from Oakville and Scott bringing a ‘Right Bank’ Bordeaux expertise – set out to craft an elegant, proprietary red that would showcase the best of Napa’s terroir, with classic restraint.
The first limited production release comprises predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot playing supporting roles. The vineyard sourcing for High Dive plays a key role in the style and quality of the wine, the Oakville AVA giving ripe fruit and richness, while the Carneros AVA gives a fresh acidity, combined with elegance and finesse.
High Dive debuted in early 2017 in India at the incredible Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad among top collectors, Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine; Jancis Robinson, Fiona Beckett and Elyse Lambert. “From the moment I tasted High Dive for the first time, I knew that a special bottle of wine had been made” said Liam Steevenson, MW “High Dive represents the style of Napa that I adore; it is elegant, delicate and beautifully made. It is a wine for the dinner table now and for the next decade.”
Our wine is crafted in the heart of Napa Valley, Oakville, California.