Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley AVA

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Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 2004[1]
Country USA
Part of Napa Valley AVA
Other regions in Napa Valley AVA Atlas Peak AVA, Calistoga AVA, Chiles Valley AVA, Diamond Mountain District AVA, Howell Mountain AVA, Los Carneros AVA, Mt. Veeder AVA, Coombsville AVA, Oakville AVA, Rutherford AVA, Spring Mountain District AVA, St. Helena AVA, Stags Leap District AVA, Wild Horse Valley AVA, Yountville AVA
Total area 8,300 acres (34 km2)[2]
Size of planted vineyards 4,150 acres (17 km2)
Varietals produced Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot noir, Riesling, Syrah, Viognier, Zinfandel

The Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located within Napa Valley AVA at the southern end of the valley floor. The appellation's close proximity to San Pablo Bay results in a climate that is cooler and more moderate than any region in Napa Valley other than the Los Carneros AVA. The AVA has more vines planted to it than any other wholly contained appellation within the Napa Valley. A wide variety of wine grapes do well in this climate, including varieties not widely grown in other parts of Napa Valley, such as Riesling and Pinot noir. The district is planted largely to Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, in that order. Oak Knoll District Chardonnay has a reputation for a restrained, delicate style. The appellation was officially designated an appellation within the Napa Valley AVA on April 26, 2004.[2]

Vineyards in Oak Knoll District[edit]

Behrens Family Vineyards, Blackbird Vineyards, Corley Family/Monticello Vineyards, Lobos Wines, Mattera Wines, Pardis Vineyards, Robert Biale Vineyards, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Whitehall Lane Vineyards

References[edit]

  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.161 Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Oct. 30, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Oct. 30, 2007.