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Moon Mountain

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One of the newer AVAs in Sonoma County, Moon Mountain was finally awarded AVA status in 2013 despite being home to some of Sonoma County’s oldest and most prestigious vineyards. Though it encompasses over 17,000 acres, only 1,500 acres are planted with vines due to the rocky, steep, landscape. The west-facing appellation is perched high above the Sonoma Valley on the southern end of the Mayacamas mountain range, just 50 miles north of San Francisco.
Its 1,500 acres of vines range from 400ft to over 2,600ft above sea level and are grown in red, rocky, volcanic soils. Warm, sunny days tempered by cool afternoon breezes off the Pacific Ocean create powerful, multifaceted wines with dark, brooding fruit, an underscore of complex savory notes and a coffee and dark cocoa finish.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals grown on Moon Mountain respond to more sun exposure and high altitude winds by growing smaller, thicker-skinned grapes, which lend an intense purple color and bold flavor to resulting wines. We partner with a very small, family-owned vineyard near the top of Moon Mountain (at about 2,100ft above sea level) to grow the grapes that go into the Our Tribute Cabernet Sauvignon: a bold, fruit-forward, full-bodied wine worthy of aging for a decade or more.