It was a no brainier for the Madness and Cures team to select Alexander Valley vineyards as the backbone for this unique blend. The region's rich, sedimentary soils and maritime climate produce grapes that yield wines of exceptional balance and flavor. The hard part is that it requires a thorough and methodical search to find these gems of vineyards, which are often tucked away in small valleys or perched on hillsides. Such a search takes the determination and stubbornness that some people attribute to madmen. Each grower selected shares in the team's passion and desire to create quality wines. This can be seen in the low yielding, meticulous farmed vineyards where the goal is a quality harvest not a voluminous one.