Banca Dorada

Appellation
Rutherford
Location

West of Hwy. 29 off Manley Ln. in the southwestern corner of the Rutherford appellation.

Acreage & varietals

34 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Soil

Bale soil series. Alluvial silty clay with high moisture retention; deep fertility; slow runoff; slightly acidic.

Exposure

Its location on the west side of the valley is more protected from afternoon sun than the east side.

Unique features

Many years ago the term “Rutherford dust” was coined to describe the unique flavors derived from this terroir.

History

Phelps purchased the property in 1983 and began redevelopment that same year.

Wines

Insignia, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Additional Details

Banca Dorada is Spanish for " The Golden Bench"