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Gary Morisoli

Morisoli Vineyard

The vineyard is located between Niebaum and Manley Lanes, at the base of Mt. Saint John and in the heart of the Rutherford Bench.  This area has a worldwide reputation for growing great Cabernet Sauvignon.  The light, dusty, gravely soil here produces grapes with vibrant flavor and impeccable balance.  The resulting wines express equal parts power and finesse.  An Elyse wine from this vineyard will have great longevity but is also very drinkable when released.  Each year, since 1986, we produce a Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel from this very special place in Napa Valley. Read more about Gary and the history of the Morisoli Vineyard here.



Tietjen Vineyard


Located on Niebaum Lane, in the heart of Napa Valley’s Rutherford Bench, this vineyard has been a cornerstone of our program since 1995. The Cabernet Sauvignon from Tietjen vineyard is deeply colored and heavily concentrated.  The finished wine has flavors of ripe cassis, cherry and wild berries.  These massive wines are always very appealing to drink when released, but don't be fooled; they will reward those who age them for another 5 to 10 years when they reach their drinking prime.


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Jerry Sears and crew


Black-Sears Vineyard


Located on Howell Mountain, in the eastern range that defines Napa Valley.  Biodynamically farmed, the Black-Sears Vineyard boasts gravely red soil and a 2000 foot elevation. The beautiful Zinfandel from this vineyard yields rich fruit layers and elegant aromas.  We are thrilled to have been working with this fruit since 1991.


Hoffman Lane
Vineyard

Our estate vineyard is located just southwest of Yountville.  The long, cool growing season of this micro-climate yields fruit with vibrant berry flavors.  The Jacob Franklin Cabernet Sauvignon that we produce from this vineyard is richly textured and reminiscent of the wines of St. Estèphe, the northernmost appellation in Bordeaux


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Hudson Vineyard

This famous vineyard is tucked away in the cool Los Carneros region of Napa Valley.  It is the sole source for the Grenache and Syrah that goes into our Le Corbeau.



Chavez-Leeds Vineyard


This Certified Organic vineyard was first established in the 1920s.  Located in northern Rutherford, the vineyard has gravely-loam soil and is dry farmed to produce a full bodied, yet elegant Petite Sirah for our Jacob Franklin label.


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Frank Leeds


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Wm. Alston "Otty" Hayne


Hayne Vineyard


Dating back to 1908, this old-vine vineyard is the source of our much sought after Jacob Franklin Petite Sirah.  This St. Helena vineyard is in gravely soil that was deposited by ancient glaciers.  The head-trained vines yield little fruit, but produce wines with great concentration and power.  The big, bold, dense wines that we produce from this fruit have intense varietal character and an extremely long finish.

Korte Ranch Vineyard

This vineyard is an old planting of Zinfandel just north of St. Helena.  The vines are head-trained and dry farmed, producing wines with vibrant fruit sensation and lavish texture.


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Naggiar Vineyard
Mike Naggiar

Naggiar Vineyard

This meticulously farmed, high elevation, vineyard is our favorite non-Napa Valley source.  We produce two delightful southern Rhône inspired wines from this Sierra Foothills’ site.