Cabernet Sauvignon, Omonia Vineyard, Napa Valley

Omonia Vineyard, located in the northern part of Napa Valley, was owned by Despina Nikolatos Siegrist for more than 40 years.  Compared to the 3.5 mile width of the valley floor at the Oakville Cross Road, the St. Helena AVA boasts one of the narrowest corridors in the valley, less than a mile wide.  The radiated daytime heat from adjacent western Mayacamas and eastern Vaca hillsides followed by the compressed funneling of the cool, evening air rushing north from the bay, produces wide swings in the daily temperatures. With little fog, the resulting higher temperatures and longer photo period create optimal conditions to ripen Cabernet sauvignon.  This 6.4 acre vineyard was planted with Cabernet sauvignon, clone 4, in 1996 on 039-16 rootstock.  The vineyard is cane pruned and has a GDC trellis system.

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