These weather factors combined with the soil types?continental and marine rocks, greywacke, limestone, shale and volcanic?create wines with great concentration and fresh acidity. The cooler end of the valley is perfect for?Chardonnay,?Pinot Noir, and is a good producer of?sparkling wines. The warmer, more inland part of the valley is home to some of California?s oldest?Zinfandel?vines.
Wine Enthusiast -California - "Soft yet dark aromas of alpine strawberry, blackberry, pepper and leather need time to open on this bottling's tightly packed nose. With patience, the palate releases layers of flavor, from cranberry and pomegranate to wild herb, crushed rocks and earthy spices. "