— Mike Wolf, Vineyard Manager
Of the 300 acres that comprise our property in Calistoga, only twelve are planted to wine grapes: three blocks devoted almost entirely to Cabernet Sauvignon. Eight acres were planted in 1999; four were established six years later. The natural differences between these blocks – the varying elevations, soils, slopes and exposures – are accentuated by viticultural techniques tailored to each, including pruning, trellising and irrigation. Even within the blocks, the variations are such that our vineyard is picked in up to ten different lots, vinted and barrel aged separately in our cave. These blocks, and the lots that derive from them, give our winemaker the tools she needs to make a multi-faceted and compelling single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.