The 2014 vintage marks our first foray into single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon winegrowing with three world class cool climate sites that each offer prominent, focused ‘vineyard signatures.’
Ballard Vineyard, high atop Spring Mountain in a meadow forest clearing is a late-ripening rocky site planted on deep but well-drained highly eroded dark red volcanic soils. The cool days but warm nights make for wines with deep dark spicy fruit, tobacco complexity and powerful structure. Rewa Vineyard in Coombsville, east of Napa, sits on an elevated rocky plateau planted in friable volcanic ash and filled with rocks hurled out of nearby Mount George and close to the bay’s cooling breezes. Floral aromatic wines filled with graphite, cassis and mineral purity.