Gemstone Vineyard

Gemstone Vineyard is a small, family-owned estate vineyard located in the eastern edge of the Yountville appellation.  The 17 acre hillside vineyard is comprised of a complex grid of 16 micro blocks of low-yielding clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, all vinified individually. There are 9 separate clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, 2 clones of Merlot, 2 clones of Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.  This labor intensive vineyard design allows winemaker Philippe Melka the opportunity to allow each lot to express its unique character and assemble complex  and balanced wines that best expresses the character of Gemstone Vineyard.

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