Beckstoffer Bourn Vineyard
St. Helena | Napa Valley
William Bowers Bourn II, considered the last Bonanza King of the California Gold Rush, purchased his vineyard in St. Helena in 1872 as a family home and much of the original vineyard land remains in the care of his descendants to this day. A portion of the original vineyard was purchased by Beckstoffer Vineyards in 2010. Planted with head-trained, old-growth Petite Syrah and various clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, the Beckstoffer Bourn vineyard is the newest Heritage vineyard.
|VARIETALS/CLONES:||Cabernet Sauvignon – 337 & 8|
|SOIL:||Deep well-drained alluvial Cortina with cobblestones.|
|SITE & B CELLARS BLOCKS:||Flat aspect with southeast and northwest exposure. Blocks A2& B|
|CLIMATE:||St. Helena is one of the warmest regions in the Napa Valley, characterized by long warm summer days with subtle afternoon breezes that come from the Pacific over the Mayacamas Mountain range. This AVA is noted for having large daytime-to-nighttime temperature fluctuations.|