Vineyard Spotlight: Redwood Hill
Single Vineyard, Single Vintage
"Having worked with the Redwood Hill vineyard for many years, I was excited to again be able to be able to get some fruit from this magical spot. The vineyard had a number of different Bordeaux varieties planted (we were able to secure Cabernet Sauvignon from their Home block), but unfortunately, our dear friends at Redwood Hill Vineyard were among those affected by the fires in 2017, while this wine was aging in barrel. Fortunately, we have a memory of that special place, as it was before the fires, captured in this bottle."
–Flambeaux Winemaker Ryan Prichard
The 2016 Flambeaux Redwood Hill Cabernet was grown high in the Mayacamas mountains east of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County and west of Calistoga in Napa County. The Redwood Hill Vineyard produced Cabernet Sauvignon with tiny berries that provide intense, dark fruit. The vineyard is situated above the fog line where the grapes enjoy plenty of daylight, yet—with such a high elevation—cooler temperatures than those on the valley floor: ideal conditions for creating a balanced wine.
Image credit: Redwood Hill