One of the smallest AVAs in Napa, with gentle slopes creating unique exposures for many vineyards.
The region receives a direct funnel of marine layer from San Pablo Bay, with afternoon ocean breezes helping tame midday temperatures.
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It borders the Yountville AVA on three sides, with the fittingly-named Stags Leap Palisades forming its eastern border, the Napa River to its west and lowlands to the south.
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