La Cienega Vineyard
Vineyard Established: 1994
Inaugural Wines: 2018
Cases Produced: 800 x year
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon
Wines: 100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blends, Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, Winemaker Select White
La Cienega is a family-owned and operated vineyard in the southern hills of Alexander Valley, off Chalk Hill Road. Our premium Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are certified sustainable, grown on 16 acres of volcanic, loamy clay soils from 110R Rootstock, Clone 7. Hillside terrain includes up to 20% inclinations, at 400 feet elevation. Ideal climate with cool nights allows for long ripening. We employ minimally invasive farming, using drip irrigation, and returning nutrients to the soil with compost every two years. La Cienega business operations are guided by the Ladies Round Table. Learn more at: www.lacienegavineyard.com.
La Cienega’s inaugural wines embody all of what makes Alexander Valley red wines great: rich body, soft tannins, spice and complexity. Both the Cabernet and the Red Blend are well-balanced with structure and acidity that lend the wines to both food-friendliness and age-ability. And, the uniqueness of blending Cabernet Sauvignon with Carignan is so fun and unexpected! I also appreciate their strong commitment to sustainability.