(2013 Vintage) Planted in 1984, Rock Cairn lies near the southern edge of the Oakville appellation, east of Highway 29 and north of the town of Yountville. This vineyard is named for the "cairns" or piles of rocks that were formed long ago when Indians traversed the hills and would place a rock on the pile as an offering for safe passage. The dry-farmed site is comprised of deep, gravelly loam with a western exposure, and the vines produce very concentrated fruit late in the season. Nickel Nickel selects grapes from nine acres of the vineyard.
Wine Enthusiast(2001 Vintage)