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Andersons Conn Valley Vineyard, Estate Reserve, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750ml


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While at the University of California at Davis studying in the Masters Program for Viticulture and Enology, Gus Anderson and his wife, Phyllis scoured California for a remarkable grape growing area. After many months of searching throughout the state it became obvious that the Napa Valley was the premier growing area, and the only place to even consider. The objective was to start with bare land and develop vineyards from the ground up. After a great deal of searching they found the ideal location for their vineyards. There was only one small problem: the 40-acre site was not for sale! After contacting the owner Gus began a negotiation that lasted for 15 months, but ultimately led to the purchase of their dream property. With the land secured Gus and Phyllis invited their son, Todd, a geophysicist, and daughter-in-law, Dana, employed in the financial industry, to join them in the venture. Together, the two couples jumped in both physically and financially, and Andersons Conn Valley Vineyards was founded in 1983. Over the ensuing years the Andersons built a 15 acre foot reservoir, laid out and planted 26 acres of prime vineyards, and built the existing winery, ancillary building and house.
The vineyards are in the heart of the Napa Valley, just five minutes east of St. Helena and are located where Conn Creek flows out of Howell Mountain. The property is separated from the Napa Valley floor by a ridge running north and south. The world-renowned wineries of Joseph Heitz and J