This “little ranch” vineyard sits right on the boundary line between Oakville and Rutherford, on a sloping hillside west of the Silverado Trail. Originally planted by U.C. Davis graduates, the vineyard is now farmed organically and biodynamically by viticulturalist Steve Matthiasson and the current owners.
We source our fruit from the northernmost blocks closest to Rutherford, which were laid out in an unusual north-south orientation with lyre trellising. The sandy loam soils here provide excellent drainage and produce remarkably black aromatics-ripe blackberries, a bit of flint, and black fruit edging toward olive.
|Soil Types||Sandy, loam with some alluvial influence|
|Clones||685, and 15|
|Average Vine Age||7 years|