• Producer: Lerner Project
  • Winemaker: Russell Bevan
  • Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Diamond Mountain District)
  • Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage production: 190 cases
  • Winery location: Oakville
  • Owners: Stu & Karen Lerner
  • First vintage: 2018
  • Drinking window: 2025-2040



About The Wine


Lerner Project was founded in 2016 by Stu and Karen Lerner, and winemaker Russell Bevan. It was the perfect partnership from the start - when he was first approached by Stu with the concept, he said "I was all in. There was no way I wasn't going to be Stu's winemaker." The aim was always to build Lerner Project into a true Estate, achieved with their purchase of the iconic Armstrong Ranch Vineyard in 2017.

It's situated over 450 metres above Calistoga on the steeply terraced, sun drenched hillsides of Diamond Mountain, offering one of Napa's most jaw-dropping views. Planted with Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 6 in 1983 by the legendary grower, Dick Steltzner, it is also one of Napa Valley’s oldest mountain vineyards and the original 37-year-old vines give the wine its extraordinary complexity.

The 2019 spend 18months in new French oak (65% Darnajou, 20% Sylvain, 15% Gamba) before being bottled o 26th April, 2021.


Lerner Project Armstrong Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

  • "This terraced vineyard on Diamond Mountain planted to Clone 6 Cabernet Sauvignon yields only about two tons per acre, according to owner Stu Lerner. The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Armstrong Ranch boasts gorgeous bay leaf and sage aromas, cherries, blueberries mocha, cedar and vanilla—just amazing complexity. Full-bodied, it's packed and stacked yet supple and reasonably approachable, with a long, dusty finish that suggests terrific aging potential."

    99 points, Joe Czerwinski (The Wine Advocate, June 2022)


    "From a terraced, southeast-facing site on Diamond Mountain, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Armstrong Vineyard shines for its purity and refinement, offering perfumed blue fruits, white flowers, graphite, and some obvious minerality. As with all the Lerner Project releases, it’s full-bodied and balanced, has terrific tannins, and is just a joy to drink."

    98 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Mar. 2022)