Au Paradis Au Paradis Vineyard, Napa Valley Translated from the French: in paradise or in heaven

Au Paradis
Estate Cabernet Blend

Located in the heart of Oakville’s famous “red dirt”, we purchased our Au Paradis in 2009. We spent two years improving this already exceptional property before making our first vintage. The wine is at least 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, with Cabernet Franc making up the remainder.

This wine, and the vineyard from which it is sourced, was inadvertently named by Paul and Emily’s youngest son who, during a family campout at age five, awoke to the iconic Northern California view of a blanket of fog spread beneath their mountaintop campsite.

“He woke us up and asked if we were in heaven. The view below was indeed so beautiful we almost didn’t mind that it was very, very early, especially because the perfect name for the newest vineyard had at last been found.”
– Emily Michael

Vineyard & Wine Details
Tasting Notes

Appellation

  • Oakville AVA, Napa Valley

Planted

  • 1984 and 2007
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Merlot

Elevation

  • 500–600 feet

Soil

  • Rocky red boomer loam, weathered from volcanic rock, clay, silt, and sand

Exposure

  • South and southwest

Notes

  • Wonderful red Aiken soils of Oakville, ideal exposure

Wines produced from the
Au Paradis Vineyard

Au Paradis

Estate Cabernet Blend