Smith ranch

 

This vineyard, situated about 3.5 miles west of the Winery, has provided us special fruit since 2002. Planted on sandy loam soil, we purchase a small quantity of clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon from an 11-acre block.

 

This Cabernet is typified by black cherry, earth, and a well-shaped, somewhat austere, mid-palate structure. Less fruit-forward and opulent than wines made from Home Ranch and Ghielmetti Estate, Smith Ranch Cabernet is perfect for those who love structure and length in their wines.