' Young Ridge Winery - The Vineyards
 

Vineyards

"WARM DAYS, COLD NIGHTS, AND ROCKY, WELL DRAINED SOILS ARE AN IDEAL COMBINATION FOR THIS WORLD CLASS CABERNET SAUVIGNON." ~  Juliana Beckman Gosling

Pope Valley Vineyard - 2015 Harvest

Napa Valley Vineyard

Young Ridge Estate

The Young Ridge Estate is surrounded by two vineyard blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon. One block is called Patty's block 1A and the other block is called Jessica's block 2B. These blocks sit high on the ridge of the southern end of Napa county. This area in Carneros district is characterized by a long, moderately cool growing season sweetened by the breezes and lingering fog of the San Pablo Bay, temperatures in this American vinicultural area (AVA) are slightly cooler than Burgundy, yet slightly warmer than Champagne. As such, Carneros provides optimum conditions for the slow, even ripening of and perfect balance in Cabernet Sauvignon.

Quick Facts:

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Planted 1992
  • Pruning: Quadrilateral S
  • NE x SW
  • Hand Picked

Pope Valley Vineyard

Pope Valley Block

In addition to the Vineyards at Young Ridge Estate, LeRoy Young purchased a 99 acre ranch in Pope Valley in 1995. This block consists mostly of Cabernet Sauvignon, but also has some Petite Verdot, Malbec, and Zinfandel. We call this block Leroy's Private Reserve. Hugo loam is the principle soil used to grow these vines. Its spring fed from Aetna Springs (Pope Valley Property). Aetna Springs is an unincorporated community in Napa County. It lies at an elevation of 771 feet (235 m). It was named after a nearby hot spring. The spring was so named by the owner of the Aetna Mines, John Lawley, when he discovered the spring in the 1880s.

Quick Facts:

  • 60 Acres total
  • Varietals: Verdot 2%, Malbec 2% , Zinfandel 2%, and 94% Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Planted 10-15 acres at a time starting in the 1990's
  • East x West
  • Hand Picked
  • Hugo clay loam soil