||Stags Leap District
Our 134-acre estate lies in the heart of the Stags Leap District, the first viticultural area in the United States to be approved based on the distinctiveness of its soils. With 28 distinctive vineyard blocks showing an array of different aspects, soil types, clones and rootstocks, our vineyard provides a diversity of flavors that are artfully blended to capture the holistic representation of our estate Cabernet Sauvignon.
This was a year of extremes. With greatly below average temperatures, we were on track for one of the coolest years of the decade. An extreme heat spike in late August and another in September threw us some challenges and reduced our yields. The resulting wines are fairly elegant and balanced.