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VINEYARD HIGHLIGHTS

  • 26-acre state-of-the-art Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard developed in 2006 in the Atlas Peak AVA, one of the most sought-after areas of the Napa Valley.

GENERAL PROPERTY INFORMATION

Address/Location
3683 Atlas Peak Road, Napa

Located along the westerly and easterly sides of Atlas Peak Road at the intersection of Milliken Creek. 4.5 miles east of the town of Yountville.

AVA
Majority of property lies in Atlas Peak AVA. Small sections in the northeast and southeast corners of the property lie within the broader Napa Valley AVA.

Description
Circle S resides in Foss Valley, which is part of the Atlas Peak sub AVA of the Napa Valley. The current Cabernet Sauvignon planting resides at an elevation of 1400’ at it's lowest point and 2000' at it's highest point, thus is ideally suited to take advantage of the cool Atlas Peak Mountain air during the latter part of the growing season, allowing the clusters to develop slowly and achieve full phenolic ripeness. Planted in volcanic soils comprised of Perkins Gravelly Loam to a density of over 2,400 vines per acre, the vine rows are ideally aligned to take advantage of even sunlight exposure throughout the growing season.

Clones/Rootstocks 
CS clones: 337

CS rootstocks: RG, 3309

Topography
There are a wide range of aspects and topography from level to gently sloping to steep. Elevation ranges from 1,400 feet above sea level at the lowest points to 2,000 feet at the highest points.

Trellis
Vertical Shoot Positioning

Climate
Region II climate: Heat summation: 2,900 – 3,000 degree-days (2000-2004)

Soils
Aiken Loam, Bale Clay Loam, Boomer-Forward Felta Complex, Forward Gravelly Loam, Hambright-Rock Outcrop Complex, Henneke Gravelly Loam, Perkins Gravelly Loam, Rock Outcrop-Hambright Complex.