VINEYARDS

TENCH

SUGARLOAF

EDCORA

HOUYI

SAGE RIDGE

 

Tench

Sharing a fence line with the legendary Screaming Eagle vineyard, Tench is equally blessed with the climate, exposure and rock soils that have placed the Oakville appellation among the great wine growing regions of the world. Planted to cabernet clones 4 and 7, the nutrient-depleted soil preserves the purity of the fruit character, yielding wines with an extraordinary cherry flavor and round, mouth-filling texture. Tertiary flavors include raspberry, tobacco and a hint of roasted herb.

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Sugarloaf Mountain

Planted with Cabernet Franc and Merlot vines, our Sugarloaf Mountain vineyard captures and holds the sun and heat of the day, allowing the fruit to develop throughout the evening to yield a profound intensity of flavor. Given the rocky, upland terrain of the site and a climate tempered by cool winds and traces of fog, our Sugarloaf Mountain vineyard permits a longer “hang time,” giving the wine a rounded, supple texture.

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Edcora

Our Edcora vineyard lies 1,200 feet above the valley, producing a true mountain wine noted for the concentration of pure fruit flavor. The sun-drenched site, on the slopes of Atlas Peak, is planted with 337 cabernet clones, “noble vines” that thrive in the red rock soil and long sunlit hours. Edcora produces a wine with seductive aromas and intense flavors of ripe cherry and plum.

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Houyi

The Pritchard Hill area, a high altitude sub-region East of Oakville, features an exciting mix of established and young wineries that continue to gain momentum in defining a sense of place in Napa Valley. At nearly 1,400 feet above sea level on southward sloping acreage, the vineyard sits above the fog, basking in the morning sunshine. Primarily planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, this vineyard has gorgeous red, rocky soil and extremely distressed vines producing incredibly bold yet beautiful fruit.

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Sage Ridge

Perched high above Lake Hennessey in the Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon dominates this mountainous site. Aerial views of this vineyard give an insider’s look to the intricate patchwork of blocks on steep hillsides and terraces. Some vines are so close to the edge, you wonder, ”how will this survive?” And yet, they thrive. A good portion of that success is a result of the soil, the dynamic climate, and the meticulous farming at this 1,400 feet high-elevation mountain vineyard. The site’s warmth is tempered by the interior range location with air flow from a variety of directions – Lake Hennessey, Alexander Valley, and the Mayacamas. This translates to lingering days of sun exposure that can quickly turn to cloudy afternoons as well as earlier budbreak, an arid environment, and consistent growth - everything that is a hallmark of fantastic quality mountain fruit.

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