At the gateway to the Napa Valley stands a landmark historical Victorian home and the oldest continuously operating grocery store in California, founded in 1881. This beloved general store served the visionary pioneers who first planted grapes in the valley. The adjacent founder’s home at the junction of Oakville today honors the rich history, legacy and heritage of this world-famous wine region. Known as 1881 Napa, it presents the appellations of Napa Valley to provide a comprehensive discovery of its diversity, abundance, world-renowned terroir and deep history. 1881 Napa is a must-see, must-taste destination.
7856 St. Helena Highway
Oakville, CA 94562
Dark plum and black cherry aromas present in this Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon. Flavors of black currant and fresh raspberry are complemented by notes of vanilla and a touch of nutmeg and candied violets. This is a big and bold wine with balanced tannins and a finish that coats the palate. Established in 1992, Atlas Peak is situated on the Vaca Mountain Range which separates Napa Valley from the Sacramento Valley to the east. With elevations ranging from 760 to 2600 feet, the temperatures average about 10 – 15 degrees cooler than the valley floor in the summer and rarely rise above 100˚F. Above the fog line, the day-to-night temperature swing is minimal. There are 1609 acres of grapes planted in reddish-colored volcanic soils with limited water retention in the Atlas Peak AVA.
The wines of 1881 Napa honor the rich history, legacy and heritage of this world-famous winegrowing region from its district wines to select wines blended with fruit from across the valley to create the ideal expression of a Napa Valley wine. Enticing aromas of cranberries and plum continue through to the palate and are balanced by dusty spices and a touch of incense. Dense and rich, this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has concentrated blueberry and strawberry flavors with an intermingling of caramel. Silky, fine-grained tannins lead to a long and sumptuous finish.
Boysenberry and huckleberry aromas are met with a touch of spice in this Cabernet Sauvignon. Fresh baked cherry pie flavors mixed with allspice and notes of oak spread across the palate. This is a balanced wine with sweet tannins and a structured finish. Established in 2010, the Calistoga AVA now has 3199 total planted acres ranging in elevation from 300 to 1200 feet. The soil is primarily rocky loam on the hillsides while the center of the valley is made up of clay-silt soils. The climate is warm to hot depending upon the time of year. Daytime summer temperatures may peak above 100˚F and fall to the low 40s˚ at night due to cool afternoon and evening breezes from the Pacific Ocean.