The St. Helena area
St. Helena, “Napa Valley’s main street,” has been known for its wineries since its founding. Sixteen different American Viticulture Areas are within Napa Valley. The St. Helena AVA is in the northern part of the valley, where it gets less cool air than the southern parts. Its soil includes gravel-clay soils in the southwest and rich volcanic soils in the northeast. Cabernet Sauvignons, Cabernet Francs and Merlots all come from St. Helena wineries.
A winery near St. Helena
Some of the best California wines come from Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in Napa Valley. Just a 10-minute drive from downtown St. Helena, Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards produces world-class wines at affordable prices. At the vineyard, you have the chance to meet the owners and wine-makers and taste excellent wine stored in a cave.
Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards produces an Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2012 Estate Reserve might be their best ever. The growing season of this dark purple and red blend was perfect for both yield and quality. The aroma has many notes, including cloves and licorice. The palate is deeply layered with dark red fruit, spices, new leather and a rich, silky mouthfeel. There are hints of orange peel in the finish.
Anderson’s wines are sold online and in five locations in Napa Valley, and many other locations nationwide. By ordering six bottles or more per year, you can join their wine club. This will get you a discount on many of their finest wines, including a $10 discount on the ’13 Estate Reserve. Join their wine club and try a bottle today.