EDUCATION

Pine Mountain - Cloverdale Peak

Summary:

With vineyards typically planted at 1,800ft above sea level this region boasts some of the highest elevations for wine grapes in California

Location:

Covers sections of North Coast AVA, Alexander Valley AVA and Northern Sonoma AVA

Climate:

Cool and sunny during the day, but at night experiences maritime inversion in which the heavy, moist fog sinks below warmer air from the valley floor, pushing it upwards & causing the nighttime temperatures to rise

Soil:

Volcanic, alluvial, shale & sandstone

Popular Varietals:

Cabernet Sauvignon

Noteworthy:

Vineyards tend to be terraced in small plots and on steep hillsides creating a wide variety of micro-climates which increases the wines’ complexity and nuance