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Linda Falls Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

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Introduced in 2013, Linda Falls Vineyard is the third and most recent of our single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. Selected for its unique position and topography on Howell Mountain, our Linda Falls Vineyard allows for a distinct terroir expression in our classic, Heitz style.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon, farmed sustainably and certified organic by CCOF and Certified Fish Friendly Farming.

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Introduced in 2013, Linda Falls Vineyard is the third and most recent of our single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. Selected for its unique position and topography on Howell Mountain, our Linda Falls Vineyard allows for a distinct terroir expression in our classic, Heitz style.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon, farmed sustainably and certified organic by CCOF and Certified Fish Friendly Farming.

Tucked amongst the redwoods and hills, our seven acres of Cabernet Sauvignon captures the rugged beauty of the Howell Mountain appellation.

In the Vineyard

In 2002, we planted cabernet sauvignon vines on Howell Mountain near the gateway to the picturesque Linda Falls Preserve. Stretching above the fog at an average elevation of 1,500 feet, this area is known for well-drained, volcanic soils and a cooler climate which results in longer hang time. The vines are planted in narrow rows, deliberately positioned to capture the strongest rays of the summer sun. As the fruit matures, the dense spacing and abundant sunshine leads to a low yield of smaller berries with thick, deeply-hued skins. This picturesque, hilly vineyard is surrounded by pine trees, deer, and bears; a truly special slice of Napa Valley.

View of the Linda Falls Vineyard with sunlight coming through the trees
Detail of the soil and rocks at the Linda Falls Vineyard

“Its full palate shows how refined and elegant a Howell Mountain wine can be; a firm tannin structure yet silky, with a juicy lingering finish.”
– Brittany Sherwood, Winemaker

https:Close-up of hands harvesting Cabernet Sauvignon in the vineyard

In the Cellar

The Linda Falls Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested a bit riper than our other cabernet grapes and has a higher pH to perfectly balance the heavy tannin structure, a trait of Howell Mountain fruit. This wine also sees a different barrel regime, spending a total of three years in oak; one year in neutral American oak tanks, and two years in 100% new tight-grain French oak barrels. These nuances have been perfected by our winemaker in order to craft the best wine possible, staying true to the vineyard from which it is sourced.