Cabernet Sauvignon, Mancini Family Vineyards, Calistoga

“Brothers Joseph and John Barberis were among the boat-loads of Italians who immigrated to America at the turn of the last century to fulfill dreams of a better life where they might find “streets paved in gold”. Upon arrival, they found no “gold streets,” and began “truck gardening,” selling home-grown produce from a vehicle in Calistoga and neighboring communities. By scrimping and saving, John and Julia purchased two parcels of land on the outskirts of Calistoga, the acreage heavily planted with walnut, prune trees, and various grape varieties. Today third generation grape grower Dawn Mancini manages Mancini Family Vineyards.  This 3.2 acre Cabernet sauvignon vineyard, planted in 2003 on 110R rootstock, spaced 6 x 8ft and with a vertical trellis system, is located within the Calistoga AVA – distinguished by its volcanic soil, high daytime temperatures, and cool nights due to breezes from the Russian River, causing the highest diurnal temperature variation in the Napa Valley – up to 50?F”. – from the Mancini Family Vineyards website, The History of Our Ranches; website currently under revision

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