Wine Maker Notes
Mendocino is universally recognized as the Mecca of organic grape growing in California and where residents voted in 2004 to become a GMO-free county. The majority of the grapes for our Cabernet Sauvignon come from a 1,300 ft vineyard in the upper reaches of the Yokayo benchland. This benchland is excellent for growing Cabernet for its warm days and chilly nights, deep loamy well drained soil and sees no fog during the growing season. Compared to adjacent Napa and Sonoma Counties, the temperatures are cooler, creating a longer growing season, longer hang time and very concentrated berries. As global climate change affects temperatures, we continue to invest ourselves in elevated cool-climate vineyards like this one to be able to produce lower alcohol wines.