Yountville

Appellation
Oak Knoll Area
Location

Midway between Yountville and Napa off Hwy. 29.

Acreage & varietals

24 acres Merlot, 24 acres Cabernet Sauvignon.

Soil

Cobble silt loam on an old alluvial fan with good moisture retention and slow runoff.

Unique features

Deep gravelly and fertile soils contribute to the balance of these wines.

History

This was Phelps’ first grape source in 1973, planted mainly to Johannisberg Riesling. The vineyard was purchased from the Stanton estate in 1979 and redeveloped in 1984 due to phylloxera. In 1993 and 2002 redevelopment occurred again to what is now the current vineyard composition.

Wines

Insignia and Cabernet Sauvignon.