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Until three decades ago, Yountvillle was a rather sleepy town in Napa Valley. But that started to change when more emphasis was put on developing a food culture and the eventual establishment of an impressive line-up of stellar restaurants, including The French Laundry, Mustard’s, Bistro Jeanty, Bouchon and Bottega. Around the same time, an exciting shift was also happening in the quiet vineyards and agriculture land around the outskirts of town, which eventually led to Yountville becoming an official American Viticultural Area in 1999.
Located on the western side of the town of Yountville, this 22 acre vineyard sits in gravelly silt loams, sedimentary in origin, and gravelly alluvial soils with rock. Moderately warm days and cool evenings allow slow and even ripening, giving great balance between sugar and acid. Ideal for producing Cabernet that is more subtle, gentle and reserved than those from warmer AVA's up valley; however, a more polished wine than the harder, earthier versions from the cooler AVA's down valley.