Knights Valley
Knights Valley is located in northern Sonoma County, not far from Calistoga in Napa Valley. There are 4000 acres of vines planted; as this is a moderately warm climate, varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Syrah are planted in good numbers here, as is Chardonnay. While most vineyards are planted on valley floors or hillsides, there are some vineyards situated within the Mayacamas Mountains. The Cabernet Sauvignons from Knights Valley strike a bit of a middle ground between Alexander Valley and Napa, as they are less flashy that either, but more earthy, with rich tannins and balancing acidity. (Wine/Appellations)