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W & W: The Vineyards

We work hard to source the best quality grapes from around Napa Valley because we believe in simplicity: great grapes make great wines.

These are grapes that come off the Wycoff Ranch in Calistoga. They have a 1.5 acre lot of Cabernet that turned out some really great fruit. Bright, fresh and zippy fruit profile.

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon From Wycoff Ranch

Wilson & Wilson is a single varietal production, with Cabernet Sauvignon as our grape of choice. Winemaker Alan Viader has an intimate knowledge of our vineyards, often walking the rows of vines, checking the canopies, monitoring soil composition, water usage, all to ensure we make the best decisions possible for our grapes.

In 2012 we sourced Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the Wycoff Ranch in Calistoga, CA.  These grapes lend bright and fresh red fruit character and a superb zippy acidity, giving the wine a vibrant mouthfeel. We also sourced grapes from The Boodeaux Vineyard up in the back hills of St. Helena and a special, small lot in the Oakville AVA. The Boodeaux Vineyard fruit was a small yield, giving us about one ton per acre of intensely concentrated fruit, deep black showing elegant brown spice flavors. Grapes from the Oakville plot lend nice ripe fruit and tannic structure, and are the backbone for the 2012 Wilson & Wilson vintage.

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2011 Diamond Mountain Vines

In 2011 the entirety of our grapes were sourced from Diamond Mountain.  Though the growing season presented some obstacles, the terraced vineyard provided great sunlight through the harvest and we made sure to trim the canopy to help increase air ventilation through the vines to help combat the affects of mold and the moisture that occurred around Napa, late in the growing season. The wine gives off sumptuous hints of mocha, red fruit character and brown spice, with softer tannins and more finesse than is typical of overly complicated, tannic Napa Cabs.