The Diamond Mountain District is located in northwestern Napa Valley in the Mayacamas Mountains. Located 1750 feet above The Valley floor, the steep slopes of SummitVine Ranch allowed us only 6 of the meager 550 acres planted to vines in this highly revered AVA. With our porous volcanic soils and high-elevation climate, our vines produce distinctive earthy flavors, wrapped around rich, opulent and beautifully integrated tannins.
Pizza, Pasta Pesto, Tomate-based Pasta Sauces, Stew, Salmon
Blackberry, Caramel, Cocoa, Dark Cherry, Blueberry, Chocolate
Not rare, per se, but it is rare to have a Merlot-based blend from Napa Valley, especially from a mountain vineyard.
Instead of blending the different varietals prior to bottling, we co-ferment all three varietals together. They stay together from then to bottling.
Merlot is a very vigorous vine and only with constant canopy work can you make sure you get the wonderful Merlot flavors into a wine.
Diamond Mountain is the smallest AVA in Napa with only 550 acres planted to vines. SummitVine Ranch has only 6 of those.
At SummitVine, we focus on selecting the best fruit from exceptional vineyards and drawing out the unique characteristics of those grapes. Each of our single-vineyard designated wines will be of very limited production and a rare opportunity to experience what we call “SummitVine”.View our winery page