Rutherford | Napa Valley
Star Vineyard sits in the heart of the Rutherford AVA on the upper Rutherford bench. Founded in 1987 by Reg B. Oliver and well-known Napa Valley winemaker Ric Forman, Star vineyard has consistently produced stellar vintages. Star vineyard is currently managed and operated by Jack Oliver. Piña Vineyard Management takes great care of this 60 acre, sustainably-farmed vineyard to ensure that the fruit reaches its full flavor potential. The vines are Geneva Double Curtain trained, running east-to-west, and spaced 10 x 6 feet apart.
|SOIL||Well-drained fine bale loam with multiple gravel beds passing through the terrain|
|SITE and B CELLARS BLOCKS||Flat topography with southeast and northwest exposure. Cabernet Sauvignon Block A-1 & Chardonnay Block B-4|
|CLIMATE||Rutherford is usually slightly cooler than its neighboring St. Helena AVA, since it is closer to the San Pablo Bay and more affected by the morning fog bank. Rutherford AVA is characterized by long, warm summer days with light afternoon breezes coming over the Mayacamas Mountains from the Pacific. This AVA is noted for having large daytime-to-nighttime temperature fluctuations.|