High elevation Cabernet Sauvignon portfolio of ridge top vineyards are above the fog line and receive 2 extra hours of sunshine and when it is too hot in the valley the temperatures remain cooler and the fruit continues to ripen. This adds up to many extra days and sometimes weeks during a ripening season resulting in abundant but supple and ripe tannins that gives Cabernets power and silky texture at the same time. Being on the top of the mountain is also a tremendous advantage in wet years. The unwanted early arrival of Fall rains run off the hills and end up in the valley, which acts like a weather insurance policy. These high elevation sites have very low in nutrient soil, which results in stressed conditions and produces extreme low yields (typically and naturally less than half of the valley floor) as well as small and thick skinned berries. The volcanic soil drains quickly which helps to keep the grapes slightly dehydrate before harvest and provides plenty of minerals. All these special circumstances called terroir make concentrated and complex wines that is exciting and unique.
tel: (707) 282-9216
We are located on the corner of Highway 12 and Shaw Avenue. Between Cafe Citti and VJB Cellars. Walk in visitors welcome.
9077 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, California 95452