Cart 0 items: $0.00

Close

Qty Item Description Price Total
  Subtotal $0.00

View Cart

 

The Land

Half a mile above sea level, some said this land could not be planted.

The Axis of Great Cabernet Sauvignon

The Axis of Great Cabernet Sauvignon

The Mayacamas Mountain Range defines the axis of great Cabernet Sauvignon: the finest fruit grows on the flanks and ridges of the North Coast's most distinct geological feature. At the farthest reaches of this range lies Obsidian Ridge, at 2,950 feet above sea level, with slopes of between five and twenty degrees.

The Dawn of a Region

The Dawn of a Region

We planted our vineyard in 1999 amid red volcanic soils shot with black obsidian rock, and among abandoned walnut trees, overlooking a dormant volcano. Today, these Red Hills are proving to be the next great frontier in Cabernet Sauvignon.

An Unforgiving Environment

An Unforgiving Environment

Nature shows our fruit no mercy. Raked by Pacific winds, blinded by mountain light, and subject to cold, rocky conditions, our grapes develop
thick skins, dark color, and intense flavors.

Character Building Struggle

Character Building Struggle

Vines that struggle produce better wines. Far from the tranquil valley floor, mountain fruit develops tannic structure that is uniquely expressive of its harsh environment. Ample sunshine provides the perfect counterbalance.

Nature at its Most Tenacious

Nature at its Most Tenacious

Nestled at the foot of Obsidian Ridge is perhaps the largest live oak in North America. With a thirty-foot girth and a hundred twenty-foot crown, this giant is testament to the ample water in the fractured volcanic zone below. Perhaps 600 years old, this oak harkens to an era when Native Americans hunted game with obsidian arrowheads.

Sign Up for Our Mailing List

Sign Up for Our Mailing List

Opt into mailing list
Leave this field blank: