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, 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.