Situated between the western hills and the Napa River, on natural gravelly terraces, the property the Benish family purchased in 1994 proved to be ideal for Sangiovese and Zinfandel. Some sections were suitable for Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, two varieties used in the great proprietary blends of central Italy. Planted on the property are Sangiovese, Moscato di Canelli, Sagrantino, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. We source our Aglianico from the Collins’ vineyard, a close neighbor, and our Pinot Grigio from Carneros. We recently budded a small block of Pinot Grigio which will be for the 2013 vintage.