Yountville AVA

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Yountville AVA
Wine region
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Grapevines in Yountville
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1999[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 Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley AVA, Oakville AVA, Rutherford AVA, Spring Mountain District AVA, St. Helena AVA, Stags Leap District AVA, Wild Horse Valley AVA
Total area 8,000 acres (32 km2)[2]
Size of planted vineyards 4,000 acres (16 km2)[2]
Varietals produced Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Pinot blanc, Pinot noir, Sangiovese, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel

The Yountville AVA is an American Viticultural Area located within Napa Valley AVA and centered on the town Yountville, California. The town's founder George Calvert Yount planted the first vineyard in this area around 1836. Yountville AVA is one of the coolest wine regions in Napa Valley, which helps contribute to a long growing season. The area is particularly known for its very tannic Cabernet Sauvignon varietal wines that have the capability of aging well in the bottle.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.160 Yountville." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Oct. 31, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c Appellation America (2007). "Yountville (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Oct. 31, 2007.