WINEMAKER TONY BIAGI
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The key to sourcing the best fruit is expert local knowledge — with more than 20 years experience in the Napa Valley, Tony Biagi knows good dirt, and where to find it. Tony Biagi is a sixth generation Californian whose first experience with wine was watching his father make modest amounts of a private label in the family garage.
Biagi enrolled at U.C. Davis as a marine biology major, but wound up graduating with a degree in oenology. Tony bolstered his winemaking experience at Duckhorn Vineyards under the tutelage of Tom Rinaldi, and served as the head winemaker for the Paraduxx label before assuming winemaking duties for Neal Family Vineyard, eventually landing at Plumpjack Group. Biagi’s tenure with the company included roles as winemaker for the company’s PlumpJack estate, as well as spearheading the wine program at CADE on Howell Mountain.
Tony’s wines have achieved extraordinary marks from the world’s top critics, with two of his PlumpJack wines earning 99 and 98 points respectively from Robert Parker, and a CADE Cabernet that earned 98 points in its second vintage.
In 2012 Tony joined Hourglass to pursue a personal goal to make estate-bottled wines from exceptional vineyards. His relationship with Carteirra is a natural extension of his ever evolving winemaking career.