The Yountville AVA lies just south of Oakville and west of Stags Leap in California’s Napa Valley. Yountville’s unique position between the warmer upper reaches of the valley and the much cooler regions in the south, allow it to produce red wines from Cabernet Sauvignon that come closest in quality and style to the great wines of Bordeaux. One reason this is so can be explained by what is known as the Yountville Mounts. The Mounts is a small, forested hill that sits in the middle of the northern part of the region. It serves as a backstop for the fog rolling in from the San Pablo bay further south. Once trapped, the fog gently falls as a cooling mist on the vines below, and mixes with the warmer air of the valley. This climate translates into some of the best “old world” style of Cabernet that you will find in California.