Promenade Wine's source vineyards...
Promenades’ Cabernet vineyards are located in the Stag's Leap District, a small sub-appellation in the heart of Napa just to the east of Yountville and south of Oakville. According to the Stag's Leap Winegrowers Association,
“Stag’s Leap is located on the Vaca Range, six miles north of the city of Napa, and was the first Napa Valley AVA to be designated specifically because of the uniqueness of its soils…The district produces wines (particularly Cabernets) that walk softly but carry a big stick. These are powerful wines with firm tannins. Yet, even in a Valley where ‘Cab is King’, they have a sense of elegance and grace that sets them apart from other Cabernets. In 1976, at a blind tasting in Paris, nine judges awarded first place to a 1973 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet, ahead of the great growths of Bordeaux. That historic event not only put this tiny appellation on the map, but solidified California's claim as one of the world's great wine regions”.
We are proud to anchor our Cabernet Sauvignon on this phenomenal appellation.
Our Cabernet Franc and Merlot have heritages in this illustrious appellation, where the soils are gravelly, well-drained and perfect for the world-class wines that are made here, mostly from Bordeaux varieties. Rich and dense, with firm tannins, the wines reflect characteristics expected for varietals of this region. The cooling wind and fog that rolls in during the afternoon greatly influences the fine balance achieved in these quality wines. At Promenade, we source great Merlot and Cabernet Franc straight from this terrific appellation!
While not a formal appellation, this vineyard lies directly on the Silverado Trail; a small 2 acre plot that is named after the creek that runs through the property. As our winemakers describe it, this vineyard offers superb Pinot growing conditions because of these three great characteristics: “this cool little pocket of the Napa Valley is a Region 1 growing area, a designation for the coolest climate in which grapes can be commercially grown. This is just perfect for Pinot Noir. Secondly, our ability to blend from the three clones planted here (50% 777, 25% 667 and 25% 115) allow the finished product to be multi-dimensional. And last but certainly not least, a dream combination of loose topsoil over a loamy base makes for perfect soil conditions.”