Lynch Vineyards is a tiny producer of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah in the Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain AVA. In 1994, Dan Lynch bought about 18 acres of property in this renowned wine region.
In addition to Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, Lynch also grows a little bit of Merlot on his mountain estate for blending. His yields on Spring Mountain are very low and rarely exceed more than 3 tons per acre. He also grows some Chardonnay on his land in the Chiles Valley AVA.
Until 2002, Mr. Lynch also made Sangiovese. But in that year, he decided to replace these vines with more Syrah. Sangiovese has had an extremely hard time catching on in California. New World tastes tend to veer more towards fruit forward wines, and Sangiovese is restrained in this respect.
In addition to the single vineyard wines produced under the Lynch label, the winery also makes Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay under the Napa Dan label.