Oak Knoll

The Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley received its designation as an AVA in 2004 and is a sub-appellation of the Napa Valley AVA. Located on 8,300 acres at the most southern end of Napa Valley, its proximity to San Pablo Bay and low elevation results in a climate that is moderate and cool. The soils of the region are an alluvial mix of sand and clay and drain very well. The colder climate gives this region an extended growing season that allow the grapes to develop a balanced acidity. Given the moderate climate and relatively consistent elevation, Oak Knoll has more vines planted to it than any other region in Napa Valley. A wide variety of wine grapes do well in this climate; however, the most common are Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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2013 Playground Cellars Playground Proprietary Red
$ 48.00

Only 25 cases available!!! This has been the find of the year.  85% St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Oak Knoll Merlot.  We keep hearing the same reaction from people when tasting this amazing wine from the barrel “I want to drink all of this now”.

Tasting Notes

Blackberry all the way with leather and violets living in harmony. A faint hint of orange blossom points to the fresh fruit while the tannins showcase the French Oak

Vintage: 2013
Varietal(s): 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot
Appellation: Napa Valley (St. Helena/Oak Knoll)
Alc: 14.8%


Limited Production 25 cases