La Londe “Affinity” Estate Vineyard, Napa Valley
VARIETALS: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Just south of Stag’s Leap, nestled in the Mt. George Foothills on the eastern side of the Napa Valley, our La Londe estate vineyard has produced exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon for our portfolio since Bob Craig purchased the property back in 1993. As a hillside, cane-pruned site that bears just 2.8 tons per acre, La Londe vineyard costs nearly twice as much to farm as a similar sized property on the valley floor. The 30-year-old vines allow a rare display of the volcanic, stony soils in the finished wines. Grapes are typically small, deeply red flavored, and undeniably racy with a big backbone of acidity.