Williamson Vineyard, Oak Knoll District AVANapa Valley, California
The Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley is located at the southern mouth of the Napa Valley. This region enjoys a moderate growing season as a result of its close proximity to San Pablo Bay. The cool maritime breezes and foggy mornings slow the ripening of the fruit and allow for delicate flavor development.
The Williamson vineyard is planted to clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon in a very rare sliver of land bordering Dry Creek at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. It has taken thousands of years for Mother Nature to create this special spot. Over millennia the rocks and gravel that washed down the mountain side were deposited in this location creating a site with extremely good drainage for Oak Knoll. The vines then work harder for water and nutrients thereby producing concentrated fruit resulting in a more structured and complex wine.