Planted on axr rootstock in 1972, these sandy goldridge soils of an ancient seabed combined with volcanic ash deposits and pockets of tufa rocks and sloping bench-lands leading into the Russian River create a remarkably unique site that produces wines of intensity and great natural acidity.
This west Yountville vineyard is named for the distinctive foothills behind the property, which look like a woman laying on her side. the wines from this tremendous site have fresh bright acidity with bright red fruits, finesse and ELEGANCE.
This vineyard is located in the heart of Oakville. A southwest-facing vineyard made up of 3 blocks. Trail block is sloped and rocky with texturally dense characteristics. Pony block has a layered profile with elegant minerality. Horseshoe block reflects a beautiful balance between the two making this vineyard COMPLETE.
Originally planted in 1868, the to kalon vineyard, greek for "the highest beauty," has become recognized as one of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley. This legendary vineyard produces wine with layered granular tannins with amazing STRUCTURE.
v madrone is our estate vineyard with a fantastic history and incredibly unique east-facing orientation nestled against mayacamas mountain range at the base of spring mountain. this vineyard has a wide variety of soil types yielding an array of spice and fruit flavor profiles with beautiful acidity and BALANCE.
Crown Point vineyard in the Happy Canyon AVA is located 11 miles east of the pacific ocean and nestled between the Santa Ynez and San Rafael mountain ranges. The coastal fog of Santa Ynez protects this vineyard from the afternoon sun and the erosion from the San Rafael mountains integrates volcanic rock with the sandy soil creating the right balance of stress on the vines. The Crown Point vineyard produces some of the darkest blackest fruit from Santa Barbara. It is a hot spot in a cool environment which gives the fruit the ability to ripen in phenolics making a wine with touches of licorice in the look and taste.
AxR1 is axr napa valley's icon wine, made with intention and showing a direct reflection of the prestigious vineyards it comes from - Sleeping Lady, Artalade, Denali and our estate V Madrone vineyards.
The ganzin series of wines produced are a nod to Victor Ganzin who discovered the AxR1 rootstock. To us, our ganzin sauvignon blanc represents the crossing between traditional winemaking and modern technology paying homage to the soul of axr napa valley.