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Caton Vineyard

Located on the western slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, the Caton Vineyard is a rugged setting ideally situated to grow world-class grapes in the Moon Mountain District of Sonoma Valley.  The vineyard is blessed with an ideal climate with warm, moderate sunshine during the day and cool breezes in the evening.  The 40-acre vineyard is spread out over 108 acres of steeply contoured hillsides that are as unique as the wines they produce.  Each distinct block is defined by its different sun exposures, soil type, incline, clone, and elevation.  The vineyard is farmed sustainable with a strong commitment to the stewardship of the land.

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The Seven Cabernet Sauvignon Blocks

Arroyo

A warm site, the Arroyo has a south-westerly facing slope that allows it to enjoy the afternoon sun.

5.7 acres, 4,802 vines, Clone 337

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Arroyo

 

Knoll

The Knoll, a half-acre “rock” vineyard with an east-west row direction has small vines, low yields and produces some incredibly unique Cabernets. With over 80 jack hammer bits used, 90% of the vines and stakes were jack-hammered into the earth during development.

0.53 acres, 559 vines, Clone 8

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Knoll

Terraces

The only terraced vineyard, the Terraces is a rocky site that enjoys a west facing sun exposure.  Areas of this vineyard are so rugged that some rows have hand dug walking trails and are farmed without a tractor.  Every year this wine surprises us with something new and unique.

1.35 acres, 1,253 vines, Clone 8

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Terraces

Little Hill

A small slice of land on the side of our vineyard road, this easterly facing vineyard has non-fertile, bright white, fluffy, powdery soil that does not retain moisture.  This unique environment typically produces wines that are the most “different” from the other cabernet blocks.

1.42 acres, 1,496 vines, Clone 8

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Little-Hill

Big Hill

The Big Hill is one of the hardest vineyards to farm with steep slopes over 40% in incline. Its soil and east-west row direction consistently produces wines that are ready to drink early with soft fruit and mild tannins.

4.89 acres, 5,142 vines, Clone 8

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Big-Hill

Upper Bench

The Upper Bench is the highest point of the vineyard with the deepest, richest, red volcanic soil. With over 8 small watering stations, we are able to control the watering volume on a micro level.

10.96 acres (7.96 acres Cabernet, 3 acres Merlot), 10,699 vines, Clone 8 and 3

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Barracks

With finesse, this north to south facing vineyard routinely produces the biggest, boldest wines with classic cabernet aromas and flavors with a firm grip and lingering finish.

2.62 acres, 2,762 vines, Clone 15

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barracks