Gemstone Vineyard is a unique 16 acre vineyard site with a rich history of producing exceptional estate Cabernet Sauvignon for over 25 years. Situated on a gradual, western facing slope in the Yountville appellation, Gemstone is truly a study of terroir. It is comprised of gravelly alluvial deposits from the volcanic soils of nearby Pritchard Hill, layered on top of sandstone bedrock and interspersed with remnants of the fluvial floodplain that worked tirelessly for centuries to create the verdant and fertile basin of the Napa Valley below.
On this unique and varied site we have planted 20 micro-blocks of heritage grape varieties including 11 different clones of heirloom Cabernet Sauvignon vines, plus multiple hand-selected rootstocks and extensive variation in trellising systems. We work closely with our winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, to showcase the characteristics and stories behind each unique vineyard block, bringing them to life in our distinct lineup of estate Cabernet Sauvignons, of which only 1,500 cases are produced.
Release Year: 2023
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