The 2011 is an assemblage of three vineyards, stretching from the western shores of Clear Lake to the northern reaches of Lake County. The High Chaparral Vineyard, located high up in the real red hills of Lake County just north of Kelseyville was planted back in the 70’s. It is the only Cabernet Franc vineyard we know of that is planted on its own roots—a true Franc de Pied providing deep structure and lovely fruit tannins. Also above the 2,000ft elevation in the High Valley appellation of Lake County are the Cross Spring Vineyards and La Sierra. The grapes from here provide us with an exciting facet in our goal to express ‘typicity’ in our North Coast bottling.