Variations

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For centuries, the Herzog name has stood a standard for exquisite wine and superior winemaking. Since 1985, the Herzog family have brought their artisan craftsmanship to California, carrying on in royal tradition and producing wines of exceptional quality.

Through the years, the family has intimately explored each of California’s growing regions – carefully noting the subtle variations in soil and climate, and how each influences the grapes.

“Variations” is a celebration of the unique qualities that the Herzogs have discovered in each region – a celebration of California Cabernet Sauvignon.

Alexander Valley

Gravelly terrain in the valley floor. Just enough coastal fog finds its way up the Russian River Valley to create cool evening and morning conditions. This, however, gives way to hot mid-day temperatures.

Sonoma County

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Chalk Hill

Volcanically-derived, chalky white ash soils. Chalk Hill sits above the rest of the valley, on the western bench land slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains – enjoying a warmer climate, and escaping much of the cooling fog of the lower-lying growing areas near the Russian River.

San Luis Obispo County

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Paso Robles

Sandy loam soils and daytime summer temperatures often top 90°F. In the evening, vines are cooled by ocean breezes cascading down the eastern mountain slopes, which maintain the grapes’ acidity.

Napa County

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Napa Valley

Alluvium soil creates excellent drainage. Cool, moist ocean air meets the dry eastern desert air. In the morning, fog chills the vineyards then burns off during the day, and the sun warms the vines.

Santa Barbara County

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Santa Ynez

Fine sandy loam soil in this valley, surrounded by hills. The vines experience higher diurnal temperature fluctuations and a warmer overall climate.

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Harvest Analysis

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Style & Description


Paso Robles:

lush notes of strawberry preserves

Napa Valley:

a touch of dusty minerality

Santa Ynez:

a rich finish of cocoa

Aging


This wine can age gracefully for 5-8 years of stored at 55ºF-60º.

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Harvest Analysis

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Style & Description


Napa Valley:

concentrated notes of plum

Paso Robles:

aromas of fresh red cherry

Alexander Valley:

hints of red currant

Santa Ynez:

toasted coconut finish

Aging


This wine can age gracefully for 5-8 years of stored at 55ºF-60º.

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Harvest Analysis

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Style & Description


Santa Ynez:

aromas of ripened blackberry

Napa Valley:

bold flavors of blueberry

Alexander Valley:

notes of cassis

Paso Robles:

old world structure

Chalk Hill:

dried sage in the finish

Aging


This wine can age gracefully for 5-8 years of stored at 55ºF-60º.