Carsi Vineyard lies about thirteen miles south of the winery, in a wide, flat basin just north of the town of Napa. It’s a cooler zone of heavier soils where Chardonnay does exceptionally well. V. Sattui purchased the land in 1989 and invested heavily in soil amendments, fertilization and trellising of the existing vines before naming it after my great-grandfather Vittorio’s Italian village in the mountains above Genoa. We began to produce some excellent Chardonnays in just a short time.
* SF Chronicle Wine Competition