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New Wine Alert: Terlato to Launch Maxville Lake Wines

Chiles Valley is about to get a little more attention. This higher altitude subregion of Napa Valley is home to Maxville Lake Wines, which launched today as the newest addition to the Terlato portfolio (via PR Newswire).

Despite its name, Chiles Valley is actually a higher altitude sub appellation of Napa. The Maxville vineyards sit at an altitude of 900-1200 feet, leading to a cooler climate that allows for a long growing season. This gives the the grapes time to develop rich flavors, while preserving their natural acidity.

Maxville will launch with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Sirah from its first 2014 vintage ($55-65). It will also offer one Sauvignon Blanc from the 2015 vintage ($$3).

Maxville Lake Winery will be open to the public for tastings by appointment. As a former summer camp, the property also offers recreational activities such as horseback riding and fishing.

Given global warming, the cooler areas of Napa Valley, such as Chiles Valley AVA are bound to gain attention in the years to come. Maxville Lake Wines marks just another addition to this growing AVA.

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