The majority of the Malbec grapes for this bottling are sourced from the D’Ambrosio Vineyards from a block called Las Cerezas located just South East from the town of Yountville, which is well suited to growing this regional rarity. Las Cerezas, Spanish for “the cherries” was named after the neighboring Cherry Orchard. The climate here is moderate, with a definite cooler maritime influence compared to vineyards further up valley. Here the soils are mainly gravelly silt loams, sedimentary in origin and gravelly alluvial soils with rock, moderately fertile. A smaller percentage of Malbec was sourced from Stanton Vineyards’ J.B, Ranch, located in the heart of St. Helena, which helped to round out the balance of the Malbec fruit in this wine.