BEHIND THE VINES: Coombsville AVA
Take a deeper look at the vineyards of Mi Sueño
Home to Mi Sueño’s Rebecca, Rolando, and Mama Estér vineyards, Coombsville was established as an American Viticultural Area in 2011, Napa Valley’s 16th and newest appellation. A five-minute drive from downtown Napa, the region expands over 11,000 acres, but only 13% is planted to vineyards—the remainder are rolling hills of wild landscape dotted with homes and horses. Often described as a hidden gem, Coombsville was once a sleepy area known for its good grapes. Today it harkens back to a more nostalgic Napa where everyone is hands-on and dedicated to making the best wine possible.
While most of Napa Valley can reach soaring temperatures during the warm season, Coombsville’s location at the South Eastern end of Napa makes it about ten degrees cooler. It’s close to San Pablo Bay, resulting in foggy mornings and cool evenings. The weather is more moderate than the rest of Napa—it doesn’t get as hot in summer or as cold in winter. The vines wake up earlier in spring but are typically picked later in harvest. This longer growing season creates more concentrated fruit and vibrant, nuanced wine.
Rebecca’s Vineyard is home to 5 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in 1998 and 2002. The red loam and sandy soil provide a distinct thread of old-world elegance, combined with excellent structure, distinct minerality, and smooth tannins to our Herrera Rebecca Cabernet Sauvignon.
Planted in 1998. 1999, and 2022, there are only 3 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon planted in Rolando Vineyards. The soil here consists of black loam, sand, and gravel giving the wine produced here a powerful profile. Herrera Rolando Jr. Cabernet Sauvignon has notes of dark fruit, dark chocolate, cherry, and tobacco that linger on the tongue. This wine is a Cabernet for the true passionate Napa Valley Cabernet lovers.
In 2007 there were 3 acres of vines planted on the hillside of red loam and rocky sand soil. The result is a bright, elegant, poised wine imbued with fine-grained tannins and ample tension. We are proud of the wine produced in this region. Mama Estér Cabernet Sauvignon earns top accolades each after year and remains one of our highly sought-after Cabernets.