Located along the southern edge of Napa Valley, vineyards in the Carneros appellation benefit from the marine influence of nearby San Pablo Bay. Overcast mornings and cool afternoon breezes contribute to slow, even development of the grapes, resulting in an optimal balance of sugar and acid. Our vineyards here—Carneros Collines Vineyard, McKinnon Vineyard, and Olive Pond Vineyard—have thin, shallow, silty, clay loam soils. This profile provides just enough nutrients to support vine growth and fruit maturity. Our Carneros Merlot reveal delicate red fruit and bright acidity, while our Chardonnay wines have complex citrus and tropical fruit expression.