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Situated 600 feet above the Napa Valley floor in Napa’s southern-most appellation is our 123-acre estate composed of steep hillsides, rolling oak meadows and rows of grapevines, framed by mountain ranges on either side. This is our home. It is a spectacular place to view the world and an exceptional place to grow Bordeaux wine varieties. Our proximity to San Pablo Bay, combined with our geographical location inside an ancient volcanic caldera provides the coolest ambient temperatures and the longest growing season in Napa Valley. The volcanic soils, where our roots grow deep, impart distinctive minerality and undeniable character in our wines. As they say, great wine starts in the vineyard. In this case it couldn’t be more true.
 

 

SAUVIGNON BLANC

CLONES: 317, 376, MUSQUÉ

CHARDONNAY

CLONES: 4, 809

CABERNET FRANC

CLONES: 214, 312, 332

MERLOT

CLONES: 1, 3, 181

CARMENERE

CLONES: 2

SYRAH

CLONES: 470, 877

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

CLONES: 7, 15, 117, 169, 191, 337, 341, 338, 412, 686

MALBEC

CLONES: 595

PETITE VERDOT

CLONES: 400

TANNAT

CLONES: 474

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VINEYARD MAP

Established 1981
Location 38°17’ N. Latitude, 122°14’ W. Longitude
Napa Valley’s southernmost AVA for ripening Bordeaux varieties
Soil Profile Aiken Soil Series consisting of alluvial bands of mineral-rich volcanic ash and well-drained rhyolitic tuff
Elevation 300–600 feet
Vineyard Slope 5–30%
Acres Planted 62
Varieties Grown 10
Clones Planted 27
Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (31.8 acres), Syrah (6.8 acres), Merlot (6.1 acres), Chardonnay (4.5 acres), Cabernet Franc (3.8 acres), Sauvignon Blanc (2.7 acres), Tannat (2.0 acres), Petit Verdot (1.6 acres), Malbec (1.4 acres), Carménère (1.2 acres)
Average Yield 3 tons per acre

Caldwell Vineyard is a 123-acre vineyard estate with 62 acres planted to 27 different grapevine clone and varietal combinations, a significant portion of which is the original certified Entav-Inra clones from France. In addition to making 21 of our own wines, our vineyard has been the source for some of Napa’s most revered Cabernet for other wineries and winemakers, including Moone Tsai (Philippe Melka), Merus and Brion (Mark Herold), Pahlmeyer (Helen Turley), Patz and Hall, Joseph Phelps’s Insignia, Stéphane Derenoncourt and a heap of others.