Brandi Jocelyn Park owns a 44 acre estate in the Atlas Peak AVA planted with six acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and one acre of Petit Verdot. These hillside vines are grown at an elevation of 2,100 feet above sea level. They are planted in volcanic soils that are red from containing a lot of oxidized iron. Bordeaux varietals and Cabernet Sauvignon in particular have an affinity for this type of terrain.
The Cabernet Sauvignon vines grow in two separate vineyard blocks. The first was planted in 1998 and the second in 2001. The Petit Verdot was added in 2004 and is not yet mature enough to produce grapes. A small amount will eventually be blended with the Cab.
Jocelyn Wines has a tasting room on their Atlas Peak estate and there are plans to build caves on the property as well. Jamey Whetstone is the winemaker. He previously worked at Turley Wine Cellars and Domaine Dujac in Burgundy. In addition to Atlas Peak Cab, Jocelyn Wines also makes Carneros and Russian River Valley Chardonnay, and Zinfandel Port with grapes from St Helena.
Tasting by appointment only.