Suscol

Appellation
South Napa Valley
Location

East side of Napa-Vallejo Highway in southern Napa at the base of the Vaca Mountains.

Acreage & varietals

86 acres Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 acres Cabernet Franc, 2 acres Malbec.

Soil

On lower blocks: Haire soil series; acidic soils on old terraces and alluvial fans; moderately well-drained with slow permeability. Upper blocks: More rocks contributing to better drainage.

Unique features

Early morning summer fog is mitigated by cool afternoon breezes coming off San Pablo Bay. Conservation easements on the property preserve wetlands created by Arroyo Creek and maintain wildlife corridors.

History

The property was purchased in 1999 as part of a long-range plan to produce 100% estate-grown wines. Our first harvest from this vineyard in 2005 yielded such high quality Cabernet that several lots were blended into the Insignia.

Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon and Insignia.