Growing Conditions

The planting plan and vineyard setup for Central Park West were developed by acclaimed winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff. The vineyard rests on the valley floor at the southern end of the St. Helena appellation, and with its ample sunshine and signature Cortina gravelly loam soil, is well-suited for growing red Bordeaux varieties. The vines come from a unique rootstock known as 043-43, which produces small, robust clusters. This, combined with the age of the vines (34 years old) results in low-yielding, small clusters with a signature


Central Park West goes through a warmer fermentation and spends more time on the skins to bring to the forefront more of the depth and richness. Small additions of Malbec and Merlot contribute to the mid-palate and roundness. The wine is aged for 20 months in French oak (77% new) with a medium-long to medium-plus toast profile to emphasize the rich black fruit profile.