For over 150 years, the Young family has farmed this magnificent 350 acre estate just north of Healdsburg, California. The property was originally planted with prune trees but after some borderline prophetic advice, Robert Young planted some experimental vines of Cabernet Sauvignon in 1976. They thrived in the rugged terrain and all the orchards were eventually replaced with grape vines. Robert Young also developed one of the most popular clones of chardonnay used in American winemaking: the Robert Young Clone #17. Robert Young Estate Winery was founded by his adult children in the 1990's. They have a pretty simple business plan: Make exceptional wines from exceptional fruit. With quality being the primary focus, they keep their production levels small and all their wines are 100% estate grown and aged in French barrels in their cave. For an authentic experience in real wine country, it doesn't get much better than this.
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