The Vineyard is located on Howell Mountain at the 1200 ft. elevation, approximately 2.5 miles northeast of St. Helena in the Napa Valley. Viader has chosen a unique planting design. Rather than running the vine rows contoured in terraces, the vineyard rows run up and down the hillside with a slope of 32%. The Volcanic-Forward/Aiken soils offer perfect drainage. Maximum sun exposure is achieved by the East-west orientation of rows. The vertical trellis traditionally used in Bordeaux keeps the small vines erect. Very close spacing (6" x 4") allows a density of about 2000 vines per acre. The vineyards are solely hand-labored and organically farmed (no chemicals used). Viader does all of this in order to maintain the fine balance between struggle and survival which results in grapes, and finally wines, of great character. The result of such care and attention to detail is a very distinctive flavor profile. In a style reminiscent of the best of St. Emilion, particularly Chateau Cheval Blanc, a high proportion of Cabernet Franc (always around 40%) is used in our proprietary blend. Visit the Viader Vineyards website.
Viader Vineyards Napa Valley Red Wine 2008
VIADER Proprietary Red Blend shows the typicity and consistency of the VIADER estate, with its firm structure influenced by the steep and very rocky volcanic red soils of the eastern slopes of Howell Mountain, and the familiar elegance and harmony created through the combination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. more
Viader Vineyards V 2006
With incredibly intriguing qualities, the fruit and structure of the 2006 "V" exudes a tantalizing touch of mystery. Rose petals and harmonizing aromas of dry sandalwood and burnt caramel bring back memories of caramel brittle. Vibrant black cherries, black currant and pomegranate coat the palate with piquant spice, full body ... more
Viader Vineyards V 2007
Full of ripe flavors and bold tannins from an outstanding 2007 vintage, this "V" showcases the highest percentage of Petit Verdot than any previous blend. Deep color, with aromas of violets, huckleberry, cassis, blackberry, and vanilla. Lifting acidity with loads of rose petals on the palate, with a touch of ... more
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