Blend: 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 25% Mourvedre
Harvest Date: October 4, 2010
Barrels: 75% neutral French barrique and 500L puncheon, 25% new American barrique
Location: This wine was assembled from two of the most spectacular vineyards in California for Rhone varieties. The Mourvedre comes from Lake County. This truly unique 5 acre site is planted to Rhone varietals only. The vineyard sits on a very steep slope near Konocti Harbor where the cool wind that sweeps up from the labek moderates the warm temperatures much like the Mistral winds cool the vineyards in the Rhone Valley. The Syrah and Grenache come from the historic Venturi vineyard in Calpella. The average age of the vines is 60 years and the vines are all head pruned and dry farmed. Both vineyards are farmed using organic processes.