Carpe Diem with Memento Mori

As the founders of Memento Mori see it, life is too short to not make the best wine possible from the best sites available. They set about capturing the essence of each of the famed vineyard sites from which they are sourced—Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard, Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard, Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard, Weitz Vineyard, and Oakville Ranch Vineyard.

The name, Memento Mori, is taken from an ancient Latin philosophy that reminds us of our mortality and the inevitability of death. Inspired by the serious health scares, family tragedy, and times of trial, “Memento Mori” is a shared mantra which long-time friends and owners, Adriel Lares, Hayes Drumwright, and Adam Craun, instead interpret as “Remember to Live.” It serves as inspiration and commitment in the crafting of sophisticated wines of tremendous balance, honesty and profundity. In essence, the name on every bottle is a reminder to live every day to the fullest.


Tonight’s auction lot is a rare 6-year library vertical of Memento Mori’s Flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012-2017. Winemaker Sam Kaplan translates each vineyard site into balanced, terroir-driven wines that tell the story of Napa Valley. This winemaking philosophy culminates in Memento Mori’s critically acclaimed flagship Napa Valley Cabernet.


With the combination of lauded wines from iconic vineyards all wrapped up in inspirational bottles, how can you pass on living life to the fullest with this coveted vertical?


This wine lot includes:


Memento Mori Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Memento Mori Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Memento Mori Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Memento Mori Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Memento Mori Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Memento Mori Cabernet Sauvignon 2017



Donated by Memento Mori