Young Inglewood Vineyard, Napa Valley
Young Inglewood Vineyard sits on a low bench near the town of St Helena. Planted on an alluvial fan originating in the valley’s western Mayacamas Range, the soils here are nutrient-poor and well drained, perfect for producing Bordeaux-varietal wines. The low vigor of the vines and the clonal selection—clone 337—leads to an exceptional density of flavors in the small berries they produce. The smooth tannin structure and balanced acidity in the resulting wines is a direct result of meticulous vineyard management and remarkable terroir.
Durell Vineyard, Sonoma County
Durell Vineyard stretches across both the Sonoma Coast and Sonoma Valley appellation, exhibiting the best qualities of each. Cooling coastal influences from Pacific winds channeled through the Petaluma gap moderate the otherwise warm temperatures of Sonoma Valley to the north. The clay loam soil series throughout the vineyard is interspersed with rocky veins, leading to low-yielding, low-vigor vines. The Wente selection fruit produced by these vines exhibits the classic characteristics one expects from this California heritage selection—shot clusters with the so-called ‘chicks and hens’ pattern at set. The abundance of small berries within each cluster and low yields of less than 3 tons per acre across the vineyard give the finished wines from our blocks within Durell uniquely complex and concentrated flavors.