2009 Sauvignon Blanc
Off the Silverado Trail S.E. of St. Helena on Taplin Road
119 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Scheurebe.
On lower blocks: Bale clay loam; silty clay with good moisture retention; volcanic.
Afternoon sun radiates hills.
Hillside and valley floor terrain offer two distinct microclimates for growing a diverse selection of grapes.
In 1973, Joe Phelps bought a 600-acre former cattle ranch and planted 160 acres of vines.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Insignia, Viognier, Eisrébe and Sauvignon Blanc.