Tucked up against the southern Vaca Mountain range in Napa’s Coombsville AVA, Farella Vineyard features layers of volcanic tufa, red decomposed rock and ashy deposits from ancient landslides, vast geologic episodes that literally turned this vineyard on its head. I began making wine from Farella Vineyard in 2015 after looking to increase my Cabernet production in my favorite growing region of Coombsville… Farella Vineyard has been part of our portfolio ever since. The fruit for Farella comes from the tenderloin of the vineyard because of the mix of moonlike fluffy ash and gravel in the soil. This block is bathed in afternoon sunlight during the growing season, and the wine – concentrated and beautifully-structured –consistently shows a mix of red and black fruits with spice and mineral overtones. Farella Vineyard is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 7.

2016  Farella Cabernet Sauvignon – 94+ points – Wine Advocate