* CACAO * BLACK RASPBERRY * ALMOND *
This vineyard is on a west-facing slope, above the fog line, on the northern ridge of the Atlas Peak AVA. The Hambright and Guenoc soils are dominated by red volcanic material with lots of flat rock, providing exceptional drainage to the hillside vineyard. Watch the story on IGTV.
2018 meteorological data: After several years of drought and the North Bay fires at the end of the 2017 harvest, the 2018 vintage was a welcome return to "normal." The winter was cool and with steady rainfall that delayed bud break by about 3-4 weeks compared to the previous years of drought & irregularly warm winters. The flowering period had a minimal amount of rain and wind which provided for a nearly ideal fruit set. The rest of the growing season brought cool and foggy mornings, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly.
soil type: Hambright and Guenoc
25.1 °Bx | pH 3.63 | TA 6.35 g/L | 14% alc