Sympa Cabernet Sauvignon
Our estate vineyard is situated at the east end of Pratt Avenue in the Saint Helena appellation of Napa Valley along the Napa River. Our soil type is Bale Loam with three variations. Our "Sympa" Cabernet Sauvignon is a special wine grown on the south parcel, “Block 1,” an ancient river bed where the loam has more sand, gravel and stones, causing the vines to struggle and produce smaller clusters and berries. The vines are cane pruned and hand-tended to yield two clusters per shoot. The parcel yields roughly two tons of fruit per acre. The Cabernet Sauvignon clones that comprise Sympa are See, 337 and 191. The See clone bud wood is from Napa Valley's famed Backus Vineyard.
Our vineyard is managed by Elizabeth Tangney and our estate crew, with consulting from winemaker Aaron Pott.