french gate block


Soil Type: Haire Loam & Pleasanton Loam with veins of Riverwash
Planted to: Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 337, Rootstock 10114
Petite Verdot Clone ENTAV 400 Rootstock 420A

An elegant antique French Gate opens to reveal a complex vineyard. A result of a mix of gravel from long gone small streams, volcanic sub-soil structure and layer of loam, these vines must be treated as individuals- a specialized drip system imparts water only to some. The vines are fertilized with compost in accordance to their requirements. They are pampered! The end result is a firmly structured wine with beautifully complex flavors.

O’Connell Family Vineyards  |  Gabrielle Collection  | GC Napa Valley | Pietro Family Cellars