Purchased in 2017 by Karen and Stu Lerner from Tom and Jane (Armstrong) Byrne, the iconic Armstrong Ranch vineyard represents the cornerstone of Lerner Project. The Armstrong vineyard is situated over 1500 feet above the town of Calistoga on the steeply terraced, and sundrenched hillsides of the Diamond Mountain AVA. Planted with Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 6 in 1983 by the legendary grower, Dick Steltzner, it is also one of Napa Valley’s oldest mountain vineyards. Stu is proud to point out that the original 37-year-old planting comprises the vineyard to this day. The single-vineyard Armstrong Ranch 2017 represents Lerner Project’s first-ever estate bottling of Cabernet Sauvignon.
“It's like working with a little piece of history.” Russell Bevan
Appellation: Diamond Mountain
Soil Types: Volcanic with shards of obsidian and clumps of diatomaceous earth
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 6