Planted by Bryan Rahn, the Lencioni Vineyard is planted with 337, 7, and 191 clones for optimal growing conditions for hillside Cabernet Sauvignon in the Livermore Valley. A “V” trellis system is used to ensure speckled light on the fruit, rather than direct sun exposure. This allows for perfect ripening conditions.
The unique, horseshoe-shaped site produces cabernet sauvignon fruit with complex herbal notes of sage and bay leaf and a fine-grained tannic structure that lends a sense of elegance and ageability.
Planted to Barbera, one of the classic varieties of Piemonte (in Northwestern Italy) in 1997, this rustic and acid-driven grape provides fruit for both our Heritage Barbera as well as a new méthode champenoise Sparkling Barbera Rosé. the heritage Concannon clone of Cabernet Sauvignon, the Home Ranch, our oldest site, produces a wine with a matrix of flavors and aromas unlike any other site we use. In the best of years, this wine is replete with dense, black fruit and a silky yet rich mouthfeel that contributes to the length of finish and overall structural integrity of Lineage | Livermore Valley.
With eight clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, Ghielmetti Vineyard is the largest contributor to the final blend of Lineage | Livermore Valley. This site has been part of the Lineage blend since the first vintage and adds elegance and generosity to the final blend.