In making a wine, we may focus on varietal expression or we may focus on the nature of site. We are intrigued with each of these directions. Our Source-Napa wines emphasize the nature of site. Our new Mount St. Helena Brand wines showcase the varietal fruit essence of our grape types. To accomplish this, we bring together individual lots from across our appellation to create fruit-oriented, flavorful wines that speak of their varietal definition. We focus on wines made from the Bordeaux varieties. And also the Charbono variety that was once widely planted across Napa. There are only 37 acres planted today, and we enjoy bringing our attention to this lost variety. View all Mount St. Helena Wines
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It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux Blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.