Six hundred feet above the Napa Valley floor in Napa’s southern-most appellation, our 123-acre estate boasts 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, and geographic situation in the bowl of an ancient volcanic caldera, give us the coolest ambient temperatures and 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.
CLONES: 317, 376, MUSQUÉ
CLONES: 4, 809
CLONES: 214, 312, 332
CLONES: 1, 3, 181
CLONES: 470, 877
CLONES: 7, 15, 117, 169, 191, 337, 341, 338, 412, 686
|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|
|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.