Bordeaux Region

Blocks M1, N, S

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Varietal Clone
 Cabernet Franc17
 Cabernet Franc214
 Cabernet Franc312
 Cabernet Franc327
 Cabernet Franc332
 Cabernet Franc628
 Cabernet FrancSanders
 Cabernet Sauvignon2
 Cabernet Sauvignon4
 Cabernet Sauvignon7
 Cabernet Sauvignon8
 Cabernet Sauvignon15
 Cabernet Sauvignon169
 Cabernet Sauvignon191
 Cabernet Sauvignon337
 Cabernet Sauvignon341
 Cabernet Sauvignon412
 Cabernet Sauvignon685
 Cabernet Sauvignon5197
 Cabernet Sauvignon29 (Niebaum-Coppola)
 Cabernet Sauvignon30 (See) + rootstock
 Cabernet Sauvignon31 (Mondavi – To Kalon) + root stocks
 Cabernet Sauvignon685/31
 Cabernet SauvignonSee
 Cabernet SauvignonWeimer
 Chardonnay15
 Chardonnay17
 ChardonnayWente
 GrenacheAlban
 Malbec8
 Malbec9
 Malbec19
 Malbec595
 Malbec596
 Malbec598
 Marsanne575
 MarsanneTablas Creek
 Merlot3
 Merlot6
 Merlot181
 Merlot314
 Merlot343
 Merlot347
 Petite Sirah4
 Petit Verdot2
 Petit Verdot400
 Petit Verdot1058
 Roussanne468
 SangiovesePEPI
 Sauvignon Blanc1
 Sauvignon Blanc6
 Sauvignon Blanc18
 Sauvignon Blanc28
 Sauvignon Blanc30
 Syrah7
 Syrah174
 Syrah383
 Syrah470
 Syrah525
 Syrah877
 SyrahAlban
 SyrahTC-A (99)
 TempranilloPasquera
 TempranilloRD
 Viognier1
 Viognier642
 ViognierPride
 ZinfandelAldo/Crane

Napa County Soil Series

Guenoc-Rock outcrop complex.

Soil characteristics

This area, which predominantly covers the southeast part of the vineyard, is characterized by deep red/yellow/pink clay loam with less rock than other areas on the vineyard.  It was originally planted in 1870 by German settlers due to its somewhat less rocky soil.

Topography

The crew refers to many of these blocks as “Las Olas,” or "The Waves,” to describe the undulating landscape.  The rolling, south-facing hills give warmer exposures to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah, while Malbec and Merlot thrive on the northern facing hills.

 

Climate

This area’s name and climate reflects its similarities to the Bordeaux region of France. Overall, the temperatures are cooler in this part of the vineyard than in the other regions. The proximity to Rector Canyon pulls in cool marine air in from Napa Valley on foggy nights and collects cool air draining out of Foss Valley on clear nights.

 

Resulting fruit

These exposures and temperatures contribute to the delicate acid and sugar accumulation of these grapes, resulting in complex, elegant wines.