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Gamble Family Vineyards

Heart Block

2017 Sauvignon Blanc
Release Date July 2020
  • Heart Block is at the very center of this vineyard, at the very center of Napa Valley

  • Vines are the Preston Clone, originally sourced from Graves 

  • Jim's favorite barrel of the vintage, 22 months in 100% new oak, Bel Air "elegance" structure, medium long toast

Jim Close

Jim Close, Winemaker

Taking a cue from the Old World, making well-structured, balanced wines that express the true terroir of each of our Napa vineyards.
Country Born
Winery Experience
20-30 years
Enology & Viticulture - Brighton University, England
Honors / Awards
WSET Level 4 Diploma

Worked harvest in the Languedoc region of France, then worked at
Ehlers Grove and Cartlidge & Brown in the fields and cellars before becoming winemaker at Gamble Family Vineyards in 2004.