Covenant Solomon Lot 70 is quite simply our premier selection. The first vintage was made in 2008. In an unusual twist, we co-ferment equal amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon selected from two of Leslie Rudd’s Napa Valley vineyards: the first being his home ranch on the Oakville Crossroad at the valley’s epicenter. (Not surprisingly, Napa’s vaunted Screaming Eagle vineyard is just across the street.) The second component is taken from Leslie’s Mt. Veeder vineyard, 1,500 feet above the valley floor. Leslie’s Hebrew name is Shlomo (or Solomon, in English)—hence the wine’s name. Lot 70 refers to what happened when we moved the soon-to-Solomon fermentation tank to a new winery space in 2008. By chance, the tank was numbered “70” by the winery foreman. He didn’t realize that the numerical value for the Hebrew letters that spell, “wine,” also added up to 70. We thought it was a good reason to add the number to the wine’s official title.