OAK KNOLL DISTRICT
APPELLATION – Oak Knoll District
VARIETIES – Cabernet Franc
CLONES – Clone 4
The Chang vineyard is situated along the Silverado Trail on the southeast side of the Napa Valley noted for a great stone wall along the back property line. The sub-appellation Oak Knoll is distinguished by a cooler microclimate, second only to the Carneros AVA. The vineyard was planted on rocky but porous loam-chalky soils rich with volcanic rock. Although the temperature is cooler than upper valley, the east side aspect provides sufficient sun exposure for this early ripening variety. The wines produced from this vineyard are characterized by raspberry and violet flavors as well as dark fruit and great tannin structure thanks to proper maturity and vigor restrain of the soil.