The famous origin story. Originally planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, but pulled out in 2003 without our investors’ permission, this Rutherford vineyard produces mouthwateringly tropical Sauvignon Blanc. Surrounded by Cabernet vineyards, it is a Napa Valley rarity.
Star Vineyard is tucked quietly behind the Rutherford Grill restaurant in the heart of the Rutherford American Viticultural Area (AVA). This Iconic vineyard was planted over 60 years ago and is extremely low yielding, resulting in small concentrated berries.
This Howell Mountain vineyard boasts multiple microclimates across its terraced rows. The combination of elevation and nutrient-poor rocky soils creates concentrated, small berries packed with currant flavors and thick skins, yielding intense flavors and structured tannins.
This volcanic mountain-top site on Howell Mountain produces dense, dark Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with rich blackberry flavors, spice notes, and firm tannins. This site was originally named "Tre Colline" due to its undulated terrain.
Peterson Vineyard lies on a plateau of iron-rich, red, acidic, deep soils located at 500 to 1,000-feet of elevation. It is planted entirely to Cabernet Sauvignon, with a total of 50.63 net vine acres. (The estate’s gross acreage is 160 acres, however, part has been left as natural habitat.) The vineyard was originally planted in the early 1980s by the Peterson and Wilkerson families and is now owned by Treasury Wine Estates.
Our Wildwood Vineyard, located on the east-side of Rutherford American Viticultural Area (AVA) of Napa Valley, yields Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon with personalities distinctly different from our west-side Rutherford AVA vineyards. The wines made from Wildwood Vineyard not only play an important role in the Provenance portfolio as single-vineyard bottlings, but also as valuable components of our regional-exclusive Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc wines.
Sleeping Lady Vineyard, which rests at the foot of the Mayacamas Mountains in Napa Valley’s Yountville appellation, fits our criteria for a vineyard-designated wine in every way. Here, well-draining, gravelly loam soils stress her vines just enough to give our Provenance Sleeping Lady Cabernet Sauvignon its deep, sensual flavors and firm, yet elegant, backbone of tannin. Perfumed violet, blackberry, cassis and wild sage aromas lead to dark fruit on the crushed-velvet mid-palate. Aging in new oak barrels seamlessly integrates maple, dark chocolate, coffee bean and baking spice nuances through the persistent, berry-infused finish. Our first vintage of Sleeping Lady Cabernet Sauvignon was 2011.
Considered a cooler climate wine growing area, the region is influenced by fog and maritime breezes that travel in from the Pacific via the San Pablo Bay and Petaluma Gap. This cooling effect slows leaf development and photosynthesis allowing the vines to grow slowly and evenly. This equates to a long hang time for the grapes and translates to concentration optimal sugar and phenolic ripeness and balanced acidity in the grapes.