The 52 acres of vineyards on the Warnecke Ranch are the southernmost vineyards of the Alexander Valley AVA. The ranch is located at the top of Chalk Hill Road. The grapes for Ancient Oak Cellars Warnecke Cabernet come from various blocks, but the core is usually the oldest vines on the property, adjacent to Chalk Hill Road, quite visible to passersby.
This wine comes from old, gnarled, low-yielding vines at Warnecke Ranch, on the north slope of Chalk Hill in the far southern end of Alexander Valley, where cooler nights accentuate fruit, acidity and concentration. The wine exhibits a note of blueberry over a robust structure that will continue to mature for years to come.