Oakville Vineyards: “Mise en place” Cabernet Sauvignon comes from two very special vineyard sites located on the the extreme eastern and western sides of the Oakville District abutting the rugged and dry Vaca Mountain and verdant Mayacamas mountain ranges. These sub-sections of the Oakville AVA are renowned fro superb, richly-textured Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The terrain is characterized by steep hills that bask in the warm afternoons, offering an ideal growing environment. Soil profiles include gravelly alluvium (eroded off the nearby mountains) covered in gravelly loam and in some places interspersed with large boulders. There are infertile and very well-drained. Planted in the early 1980’s and 1990’s these sites clonal material include heritage selections.
It is called “Mis en place” to reflect the preparation and diligence exercised in the vineyards and winery. We believe it is a “textbook” example of this noble variety grown in this outstanding appellation.