Cabernet Sauvignon

Obsidian Ridge Vineyard

Obsidian Ridge Vineyard, is situated about three miles from the intersection of Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino counties and planted high in the ridge separating the Alexander Valley and Clear Lake AVAs. Its steep slopes of 5-20% face northwest and range in elevation from 2300 to 2660 feet. As part of the youngest volcanic flow in the North Coast region, this site is composed of intensely red soils shot with obsidian rock and gravel. The vines benefit from cool evenings due to good air and drainage, high elevation and breezes off the Mayacamas Range.

  • Red Hills Lake County AVA
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Clone 337.7 and 4 over 101-14
  • VSP 8x 6 trellising

WINE STYLE: Bold and full-bodied with powerful mineral and black currant flavors, considerable tannins and a dense chewy finish.

Haystack Vineyard

Haystack Vineyard, in a high elevation owned by Marlene Cerchi and Art Hannever, both UC-Davis instructors. Stagecoach Vineyard is located to the east and Stags Leap AVA is just to the west. Aiken Loam and red-rocky volcanic soils define the vineyard. This is a soulfully farmed and managed operation with a holistic approach to sustainable farming.

  • Napa Valley, Atlas Peak AVA
  • Red Rock
  • Clones 7, 15 and Chimney Rock over St. George, 110R
  • Red Terraces

WINE STYLE: Wines from the Atlas Peak Mountain, where our Cabernet is planted, exhibit a dense purple color that contains both a tightly-knit structure and extraordinary concentration of richness.

Larry Bettinelli Vineyard

Larry Bettinelli Vineyard, is based on the west side of Mayacamas bench land in Oakville, which is also home to cult wines such as Harlan Estate and Screaming Eagle. Situated on an alluvial fan west of Yountville, with To-Kalon and Vine Hill to the north, this vineyard is the real deal and consistently produces top quality wines.

  • Napa Valley, Yountville AVA
  • Clone 30 over 110R
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • VSP 8x5 trellising

WINE STYLE: Opaque purple color with massively concentrated fruit and molten, velvety tannins. These wines are inky-black and opulent with great extract.

Fore Vineyard

Fore Vineyard, Sitting at the top of Cobb Mountain, this vineyard is one of the highest in the county at 2900 to 3000-foot elevation. The Fore Vineyard is surrounded by big timber, Ponderosa pine, firs and black oaks, and features red volcanic soil that is extremely well drained. Planted in 2000, the Fore Family Vineyards has a goal of limiting production with low yields, allowing the full expression of the terroir.

  • Cobb Mountain, Lake County, CA AVA
  • 337 on top of 101-14 rootstock
  • High density plantation, double cordon on lyre system
  • Red hills volcanic soil

WINE STYLE: : Inky dark color with small dark berries. Aromas of floral and spicy notes and an impressive tannic structure balanced by natural acidity, these wines can age for many years.

Corliss Vineyard

The vineyard is located at the foot of the Blue Mountain range, for which it is named, in the northeast section of Washington’s Walla Walla AVA. Owned by Michael and Lauri Corliss (Corliss Estates), Blue Mountain supplies grapes for their new winery, Tranche. In addition to Cabernet, a total of 41 acres of Italian, Rhone, and Bordeaux varieties are cultivated here on deep loose sedimentary soils which provide good drainage and high fertility resulting in intensely flavored yet balanced fruit.

  • Walla Walla AVA,Washington
  • Clone 8, self-rooted
  • Terroir: Walla Walla Silt Loam
  • VSP trellis, elevation 1,150 – 1,250 ft.

WINE STYLE: fully mature and intense flavors of cassis, dried cherries and dark plums complimented by a rich, gritty texture and a juicy finish. Often appealing herbal aromatics and spicy flavors emerge with bottle age.