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Scribe's organically farmed Estate vineyard on the southwest-facing slope of Arrowhead Mountain in the southern Mayacamas Volcanic Range. Clones Robert Young, Washington and Clone 6 are planted in volcantic tuff and local Huichica Loam. 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 nearly ideal fruit set. The rest of the growing season we experienced cool and foggy mornings that allowed for the grapes to ripen slowly. We had our longest harvest to-date starting on August 22nd and ending on October 30th.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
21.1 °Bx | pH 3.3 | TA 7.8 g/L | 12.5% alc.