Sol Rouge is a family estate vineyard and winery located in the Red Hills Appellation at elevations over 1800 feet. North of Napa Valley in the foothills of the dormant volcano which formed the North Coast wine country, this land contains rich, red volcanic soil and, from this unique profile, Sol Rouge derived its name – translating to “Red Soil” in French. This 70 acre estate is currently planted with Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Counoise, Cinsault, Petite Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. Nestled between Mt. Konocti and Benson Ridge in the Mayacamas Mountain range, this aggressive sight is all hillside with slopes up to 60% and is said to be the most tightly planted vineyard in the Red Hills, with nearly 6000 vines per hectare in some blocks.
Sol Rouge is focused on producing wines from the grape varietals of Southern France's Rhone and Bordeaux regions. We are currently partnering with vineyards in California who produce these varietals and who have distinct soil profiles similar to our terroir and those microclimates similar to that of these great wine regions of France. Our "non-intervention" winemaking philosophy will help to bring the true flavor and characteristics of the vineyard through to our wines.
94 Point & Editor's Choice - Sol Rouge 2011 Gypsy Rouge
93 Point & Editor's Choice - Sol Rouge 2011 Syrah
93 Point & Editor's Choice - Sol Rouge 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake County
Seven wines rated 91+ points
– Wine Enthusiast Magazine, November 2014