Morisoli Vineyard

Information about the planted areas of this vineyard

Grape Profile

Grape Details

Varietals: Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon
Vine Age: 39.8 years (average)
Wine Regions: Napa Valley, Rutherford, North Coast

Vineyard Size

Planted Area: 53.7 acres

Wine History

Grapes from these blocks have been used in the following wines:
Wine (Vintage)PriceScore
1. Elyse Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli Vineyard (2007)$5692
2. Meander Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli Vineyard (2008)$12588
3. Meander Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli Vineyard (2007)$12089
4. Georges De Latour (2014)$14597
5. Morisoli Old Block (2019)$ -
6. Elyse Morisoli Zinfandel (1990)$45
7. Morisoli Zinfandel (2019)$ -
8. Mercury Head (2013)$13098
9. Elyse Morisoli Cabernet Sauvignon (2008)$8592
10. Yao Ming Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (2012)$22596
11. Whitehall Lane Morisoli Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (1994)$8192
12. The Prisoner (2000)$50
13. Disciples (2015)$4594
14. Etude Rutherford Cabernet Savignon (2014)$12595
15. Sequoia Grove Morisoli Cabernet Sauvignon (2014)$10593
16. Amici Cellars Morisoli Cabernet Sauvignon (2016)$14594
17. V. Sattui Morisoli Cabernet Sauvignon (1994)$105

Farm Certifications

These blocks do not have any farm certifications

Land Profile


Elevation201.57 ft.
Slope1.4% (0.8°)
AspectEast (82.99°)

Solar Radiation

Average Radiation TotalWH/m2
Growing Season142398.04

Climate Indices

Index Name
Growing Degree-Days3486.31
Huglin Index2635
Biologically Effective Degree-Days1967.08

Temperature & Rainfall

AverageHi °FLow °FRain in.
Growing Season8349.64.93
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Block List

Planted Areas of this Vineyard (6)

  1. Block: Old Zinfandel (1.52 acres)
    Grape: Zinfandel
    206.61 ft. | Bale
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  2. Block: Phil New (9.87 acres)
    Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
    199.35 ft. | Bale
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  3. Block: Phil Old (7.34 acres)
    Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
    206.29 ft. | Bale
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  4. Block: PM (17.08 acres)
    Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
    207.94 ft. | Bale, Pleasanton
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  5. Block: Zieger Zinfandel (7.12 acres)
    Grape: Zinfandel
    192.32 ft. | Bale, Pleasanton
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About Morisoli Vineyard

Located between Niebaum and Manley lanes in Rutherford, less than a mile west of Highway 29 in the center of the Rutherford Bench. The gravelly bale clay loam and well drained soil yields a wine of great structure and abundant fruit flavors. The 53 acres of planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel vines are bordered by: Inglenook to the North, Scarecrow to the West and Phelps to the East. The vineyard is farmed the same way it has been for 5 generations; by hand and with old reliable tractors. The oldest section of the Morisoli Vineyard was orignally planted in the 1880s on own rootstock, this section was gradually replanted on St. George rootstock from 1902-1908 as the own rooted vines died of phylloxera. This section of vineyard remained through prohibition and its grapes were sold for sacramental wine to the Christian Brothers Winery. This Old Vine Zinfandel field blend is still in production today and yields around 2 tons per acre.

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Data Notes and References


Farm Certifications: See the certifications page to learn more about the farm certifications Everyvine tracks.
Soil Horizon: Bedrock value set to "-" is not available. Available water capacity units are cm/cm.
Solar Radiation: Area Solar radiation has been calculated in watt hours per square meter (WH/m2)
Topography: Topography values are averaged over the block area. Aspect is expressed in positive degrees from 0 to 359.9, measured clockwise from north.
Growing Season: For use in various statistical averages, Everyvine defines the vineyard growing season as the period April 1st to October 31st.


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Topography: Topographic and solor radiation calculations are based on 1/3 arc-second (approx. 10m) elevation models. Data provided by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), EROS Data Center, National Elevation Dataset,, 1999
Climate Indices: Calculations based on methodologies described by Gregory Jones and John Gladstones. See the following:
  • Jones, G.V, Duff, A.A., Hall, A., and J. Myers (2009). Spatial analysis of climate in winegrape growing regions in the western United States.” American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, in Press Spring 2010.
  • Gladstones, J. (1992) Viticulture and environment (Winetitles: Adelaide).
Month Climate Averages: Monthly and annual temperature and rainfall values based on 30-arcsec (800m) normals for the climatological period 1971-2000. Data provided by PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University,, October 31,2008
Soil: Soil data is collected from the following sources:
  • SSURGO: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database. Available online at
  • STATSGO2: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. U.S. General Soil Map (STATSGO2). Available online at
  • Web Soil Survey: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Web Soil Survey. Available online at
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