AS DRAMATIC as the wines it produces, Mountain Terraces Vineyard soars to 2000ft on the western slopes of the Mayacamas in Sonoma’s tiny Moon Mountain AVA. Occupying 125 acres of it’s most dynamic terrain, Mountain Terraces Vineyard shares the coveted AVA’s provenance for strikingly intense mountain-grown cabernet Sauvignon.
A total of 65 acres are under vine, planted predominantly to Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Grenache and Viognier making up the balance.
The epitome of nature and nurture, Mountain Terraces Vineyard is defined by it’s striking combination of location, soils, climate and farming. The sites extreme elevation and south westerly aspect give us the long, sun drenched days and cool nights perfect for optimal ripeness and structure. The vineyard blocks are divided by distinct ribbons of white, brown and red volcanic soils, which individually produce wines ranging from elegant to intensely brooding and combined, create blends layered with rich complexity. Naturally low crop yields concentrate flavors while meticulous vine-by-vine farming and mostly organic practices ensure wines with strong varietal flavor and distinct site signature.