THE OAKVILLE AVA
Excerpted from the Oakville Winegrowers Website
Located in the heart of Napa Valley, the Oakville AVA extends to 600 feet in elevation up the base of the Vaca Mountains to the east and the Mayacamas Mountains to the west. Within this small district you will find the greatest concentration of Napa Valley's preeminent producers of Cabernet Sauvignon.
The excellent publicity of Oakville's wines can be in part attributed to the unique quality of its soils and enviable climate, but the story doesn't end there. Oakville is distinguished by more than its terror. Here you will find family-owned wineries tended by meticulous growers, visionary wine marketers and some of the world's foremost winemakers, all working together to craft unique, spectacular wines.
When it comes to growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville isn't too hot; isn't too cold. It's just right. That's why Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville so perfectly expresses the essential qualities of Cabernet Sauvignon in deep, complex wines with the structural integrity of acid and tannin that preserves the best wines for decades.
For more information on the Oakville AVA, please visit the Oakville Winegrowers website.