[blue_large]Mount Veeder AVA[/blue_large]

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Year established 1992
Climate Cool to moderate, with most vineyards above the fog-line, meaning warmer nights and cooler days and less diurnal range than the valley floor. Typical mid-summer high temperatures about 85°F (30°C).
Elevation 600 to 2100 ft. (183 to 650m).
Rainfall 35 inches (87.5cm) annually.
Soils Sedimentary based, former seabed, shallow andgenerally well drained, as well as more acidic, with low fertility. Most have a sandy or sandy-loam texture.
Total Area 11,000 acres (45 km2)
Size of planted vineyards 1,500 acres (6 km2)
Varietals/characteristics Ageability is a hallmark of Mt. Veeder wines. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel: Low yields give red wines a firm, tannic structure with strong earth-berry aromas and rich, but powerful flavors. Chardonnay: minerally, appley, even citrus flavors with good acidity.