Bacchus Cabernet Sauvignon is the fruit culmination of various properties and is sourced from one of the premier growers and largest vineyard managers in Napa Valley. The fruit from these different properties represent the special characteristics of the geology, geography and climate of different Napa Valley appellations (AVA Regions) including Napa Valley, Oakville, Rutherford and St. Helena.
Climate: Moderately warm, but affected by night and early morning fog; the east side receives more warm afternoon sun.
Climate: Moderately warm, still marginally influenced by early morning fog; the western bench area is cooler, with less late afternoon sun, tempered by afternoon marine winds and a distinct day-to-night temperature fluctuation.
Climate: Warm, due to greater protection from western hills, with less fog and wind; the narrowing of the valley floor provides more heat reflection off the hillsides.
Certain vintages of Bacchus will also include fruit from sub-appellations such as Pope Valley. Pope Valley is a section of the Napa Valley Appellation a few miles to the northeast of Rutherford and St. Helena separated from them by Howell Mountain and the Vaca range. It is higher elevation than Napa Valley, colder in winter, hotter in summer and without an abundance of water. This more mountainous region has rocky, clay soils that produce exceptional fruit with concentrated flavor.
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