There is a long held belief that some of the best fruit comes from mountain vineyards. From the Northern Rhone to the mountains bordering Napa Valley, wine makers have looked to high elevation vineyards with their rocky soils and challenging growing conditions to produce wine with distinguishing character. Mount Veeder, bordering Napa Valley to the west, is one of these sought after grape growing appellations. Wall Road Vineyard is at an elevation of 1,850 feet with a soil composition ranging from volcanic cobble rock to rich alluvium. The vineyard is planted at the base of Bald Mountain on the northern side of the Mount Veeder AVA.
Power, texture, firm yet ripe tannins and loads of complexity are the hallmarks of this Mountain terroir. Notes of elderberry, blackberry preserves, and wild fennel give way to flavors of currant, black tea and crème brulée on the palate. Dark and distinct, this wine promises to unfurl layers of complexity in the glass and decanter.