2008 Viognier

Vineyards for
2008 Viognier
Vineyard
Spring Valley Home Ranch
Appellation
St. Helena
Location

Off the Silverado Tr. S.E. of St. Helena on Taplin Rd.

Acreage & varietals

119 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Scheurebe.

Soil

On lower blocks: Bale clay loam; silty clay with good moisture retention; volcanic.

Exposure

Afternoon sun radiates hills.

Unique features

Hillside and valley floor terrain offer two distinct microclimates for growing a diverse selection of grapes.

History

In 1973, Joe Phelps bought a 600-acre cattle ranch and planted 160 acres of vines.

Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon, Insignia, Viognier, Eisrébe and Sauvignon Blanc.

Vineyard
Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard
Appellation
Carneros, Napa Valley
Location

South Carneros off Bay View Avenue.

Acreage & varietals

5 acres Syrah, 2 acres Viognier

Soil

Clay loam from the Haire series.

Unique features

This vineyard is situated in a hilly vein of old terraces with close proximity to the marine influences of the San Pablo Bay. It receives morning fog and mild afternoon temperatures for a long, even growing season.

History

This vineyard was planted in 2001 and 2006 and field budded with a variety of Syrah and Viognier selections. We started working with this vineyard in 2009 and beginning with the 2011 vintage, is under a long-term Estate Vineyard contract.

Wines

Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard Syrah and Viognier