Napa vineyards attribute their quality to the volcanic soils laid down by Mt. St. Helena. The mineral content, durability and high porosity of igneous rock combine to create an ideal environment for the growing of wine grapes, and the alluvial topsoil is just thin enough, yet packed with nutrients, to produce intensely flavored fruit. Lake County shares this unique soil profile with its famous neighbor, the Napa Valley, as the two regions owe their soil base to the same volcanic activity.
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