The Coombsville appellation became the 16th appelation in Napa in December 2011. Tucked up against the foothills of the Vacas Mountain Range just east of the city of Napa, the AVA’s elevation ranges from almost sea level at the Napa River on the west to 1,900 feet at the ridge of the Vacas Range.
Mercury News did a piece that looks at some of the “common threads” in Coombsville wines, and it’s history from being a Chardonnay area in the 70′s to now being mainly a red wine growing area due to market demand.
The Coombsville Vintners and Growers website provides information on the growers and wineries in the AVA, with Silverado Vineyards being the most high profile of the group. Though some of the wines are hard to find, and certain growers only grow for wineries elsewhere, Coombsville is generally easily accessible. It is, after all, the closest AVA to the city of Napa. A recent Napa Valley Register article goes further into the peaceful and welcoming nature of this most recent Napa appellation.
We’d love to hear about your favorite Coombsville wines and wineries as we get to know this AVA and its wine.