Planted at an elevation of 1400’, the BÃS vineyard is located in the Santa Lucia mountain range on the geological Monterey formation with siliceous shale stone and Miocene marine sediments. Dry farmed and organic, the vineyard was planted at high density (2,000 vines/acre) and trained in the Échalas tradition found in the Cornas and Hermitage regions of the Northern Rhone valley in France. With a philosophy of more vines per acre but less fruit per vine there is a focus in complexity and concentration in fruit quality. The vineyard was established in 2013 in the heart of California’s 5-year drought. On +45 degree slopes and with no irrigation, the vines represent extreme struggle and resiliency. The vineyard site has a South-East exposure and is within a stone’s throw of an industrial Rock Quarry exposing a 500’ deep cut (excellent soil profile example) into the Mountainside that is commercially mined for shale stone used for road base. 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean creates extreme diurnal temperature changes of plus 30 degrees for cool nights and warm days.
*GRACIANO * MOURVEDRE * GRENACHE * SYRAH
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