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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Our Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon opens with dark aromas of black currant, blueberry and blackberry. This is a full-bodied wine with black tea, black cherry and mocha flavors that coat the palate. Sweet and well-integrated tannins lead to a lingering finish. Established in 2011, Coombsville’s weather is moderate by its proximity to the San Pablo Bay south of Napa Valley. During the summer months, daily average temperatures can be as much as 10˚F cooler than in most other AVAs in the Napa Valley and heat spikes here tend to be rarer and less severe. Elevations range from 100 to 1000 feet with the 1528 acres planted to primarily weathered volcanic rock soils.
  • Our Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a dark toasty aroma. Flavors of cardamom and plum are complemented by dark earthy characteristics on the palate. This is a very structured wine with round tannins and a plush mouthfeel with an intense and savory finish. Established in 2001, elevations range from 400 to 2200 feet with primarily volcanic ash and reddish-colored soils with a fine-grained, gritty texture. Due to Diamond Mountain’s altitude and topography, its weather is usually moderately warm but not hot, with lower maximum temperatures than the valley floor. During the growing season, daily temperature swings may range from 50 to 95°F. There are 509 total planted acres in this AVA. Diamond Mountain is said to have gotten its name from the fine-grained, ash-like soil that contains shards of shiny, reflective volcanic glass that look like diamonds. The District is home to an estate founded in 1862 by Jacob Schram, a German barber turned grape farmer, who became the first vintner in Napa Valley to plant vineyards on hillsides. He was inspired by the vineyards of his homeland in Germany.
  • This Napa Valley Red Wine opens with bright red fruit aromas of cranberry and fresh cut strawberry. Cherry-cola flavors spread across the palate with a touch of white pepper and dusty notes creating a nice texture. This wine has good structure with robust tannins and a strong finish. 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.
  • A deep purple in the glass, this Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon opens with black currant and plum aromas. Bold flavors of espresso elderberry and blackberry are met with subtle earthy notes. This is a structured wine with firm tannins and a punchy finish. Located above the fog line on the eastern side of the valley, Howell Mountain is hotter and drier than most other Napa Valley AVAs and has more hours of sunshine and little to no marine influence. In the summer, the sun setting in the west still shines on vineyards here often until 9 pm. Established in 1984, there are now 1164 planted acres. With elevations ranging from 1400 to 2600 feet, the soils are shallow volcanic rock which drains quickly.
  • This 100% barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc opens with a welcoming floral bouquet and notes of crème brûlée. This is a very refreshing wine with bright, crisp citrus notes of orange zest and grapefruit. A flash of oak adds good texture and complexity to this easy to drink Sauvignon Blanc. 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. The cherished Napa Valley landscape is planted to 47,000 acres of wine grapes and segmented into 16 district AVA’s, each lauded for their unique and diverse terroir. Ranging from cool, coastal influences to warmer temperatures, mountainous terrain to valley floor, clay soil to volcanic rock, the Napa Valley American Viticulture Areas are truly remarkable.
  • The 2018 1881 Napa Chardonnay opens with a bouquet of honey crisp apples intermingled with honeysuckle and baking spices. On the palate, this rich wine is bursting with flavors of pineapple, mandarin oranges, and crème brûlée with a creamy texture and a long juicy finish. The cherished Napa Valley landscape is planted to 47,000 acres of wine grapes and segmented into 16 district AVA’s, each lauded for their unique and diverse terroir. Ranging from cool, coastal influences to warmer temperatures, mountainous terrain to the valley floor, clay soil to volcanic rock, the Napa Valley American Viticulture Areas are truly remarkable. 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.
  • With grapes primarily from Rutherford, this Napa Valley Merlot opens with cocoa notes and a touch of red fruit aromas. Dark chocolate, espresso and bright Bing cherry notes complement the earthy characteristics of this wine. Fine-grained tannins and balanced acidity lead to a lingering finish. 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. The cherished Napa Valley landscape is planted to 47,000 acres of wine grapes and segmented into 16 district AVA’s, each lauded for their unique and diverse terroir. Ranging from cool, coastal influences to warmer temperatures, mountainous terrain to valley floor, clay soil to volcanic rock, the Napa Valley American Viticulture Areas are truly remarkable.
  • This is a very aromatic Rosé from Napa Valley. Fresh fruit flavors of strawberry and cherry mingle with a touch of minerality. Crisp and dry, this wine has great drinkability. 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. The cherished Napa Valley landscape is planted to 47,000 acres of wine grapes and segmented into 16 district AVA’s, each lauded for their unique and diverse terroir. Ranging from cool, coastal influences to warmer temperatures, mountainous terrain to valley floor, clay soil to volcanic rock, the Napa Valley American Viticulture Areas are truly remarkable.
  • This 2016 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon comes from vineyards located on the east side of the AVA planted in red, volcanic soils. Candied red fruits and cherry aromas spring from the glass and lead to raspberry, blackberry and cassis notes on the plush palate. This wine has a juicy texture layered with bright fruit flavors, mocha and a subtle hint of spice. The tannins are supple and silky and the finish is long and smooth. Established as an AVA in 1993, Oakville, located near the center of Napa Valley, has 3893 total acres planted with elevations ranging from 130 to 1000 feet. The soils on the western side are gravelly while the eastern side has more volcanic soils. Oakville has warm weather with temperatures that can occasionally rise to 100˚F or more in the summer with the east side of the AVA receiving warmer afternoon sun. Nighttime temperatures can drop by 50˚F.
  • This Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon has ripe blackberry, dark cherry and currant aromas that are complemented by touches of cocoa. Coffee and vanillin flavors are accented with notes of black tea in this full-bodied wine. The fine-grained tannins lead to a long and savory finish. Established in 1993, the Rutherford AVA has 4,130 acres planted to grapes. The soils on the western side are gravely sedimentary while on the eastern side you find deep, volcanic soils. Rutherford, like Oakville, is moderately warm, although it is still marginally influenced by early morning fog. The western side of the AVA is usually cooler than the eastern side. Summer daytime temperatures can occasionally rise to 100˚F or more, while nighttime temperatures drop significantly.
  • Savory aromas of cherry and black tea are balanced with mineral notes in this 2016 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. A round, full mouthfeel with dark fruit flavors and balanced acidity. This is a structured wine with gripping tannins and a focused finish. Established in 1993, Spring Mountain has relatively cooler temperatures overall than the valley floor. Of the 1048 total planted acers, most vineyards sit above the fog line, providing warmer nights and cooler days. The soils in this AVA are primarily weathered sandstone and shale.
  • Inviting aromas of red fruits and warm cherry pie tempts the nose in this 2016 St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich vanilla and crème brûlée flavors are met with notes of dark plum and toasted oak. Harmoniously balanced, this wine has bold tannins and a long, satisfying finish. The St. Helena AVA was established in 1995 and sits at the narrowest part of the Napa Valley floor receiving considerable heat reflection off the hillsides. It also experiences less fog and wind than most other areas of the valley. All of this results in very warm summer temperatures often in mid-to-high 90s˚F and above. Elevations range from 200 to 475 feet and the 3212 acres are planted in gravel-clay in the south and along the western border with mostly deep volcanic soils in the north and east.
  • This Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon showcases red fruit aromas of pomegranate, raspberry, and cherries. On the palate, candied violet flavors dominate with accents of fresh cut strawberries and a toasted oak element. This is a supple wine with good acidity and bold tannins. The finish is long and persistent. Established in 1989, the now 1551 total acres planted experience moderately warm temperatures with afternoon marine winds acting as a respite to cool the warmer air radiating off the bare rocks of the Stags Leap Palisades and the surrounding hillsides. Mid-summer temperatures can reach 100˚F, but more regularly are in the mid-90˚F range. Elevation ranges from sea level to 400 feet with volcanic gravel-loam soils on the valley floor and rockier hillsides.
  • Harvested from vineyards across Napa Valley, this bold Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of warmer climate hillside vineyard fruit and valley floor fruit creating a wine that celebrates the region’s diversity and complexity. A deep dark purple in the glass, this wine opens with a bouquet of boysenberry, bourbon and toasted vanilla aromas with a waft of caramel.
  • This Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon opens with mocha and jammy fruit aromas. Dense on the palate, dark cherries, blackberry and caramel flavors are layered with a touch of spice and vanillin notes. This is a structured wine with silky tannins and a velvety finish. Established in 1999, Yountville has moderately warm summer temperatures influenced by cool marine winds and fog. Mid-summer peak temperatures may reach high 90s˚F, with noticeable drop in nighttime temperatures to the mid-50˚F range. There are 2874 total acres planted in the Yountville AVA with elevations ranging from 20 to 200 feet and gravely silt loam soils with some rocky areas.