Andrew Geoffrey Vineyard, Diamond Mountain District
APPELLATION: DIAMOND MOUNTAIN DISTRICT
VARIETAL SOURCES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
The 2016 vintage continues our partnership with the sublime Andrew Geoffrey Vineyard at the summit of Diamond Mountain. We received only a few tons of this highly sought-after fruit, so our production is tiny — less than 300 cases.
With just 13 acres planted on the 60-acre site, the Andrew Geoffrey Vineyard’s unique combination of soils (volcanic ash and loam) and varying exposures (Northeast, North and Northwest) required custom rootstock and clonal selection to optimize use of the land and micro-climates within the vineyard.
Today, after budding over the Merlot clones in 2003 to additional Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, the vineyard is comprised of seventy-eight percent (78%) Cabernet Sauvignon, clones 337 and 15, both on 110r rootstock, eighteen percent (18%) Cabernet Franc of a proprietary clone on 110r rootstock, and four percent (4%) Petit Verdot clone 2 on 110r rootstock.
The vineyard’s white, powdery volcanic ash soils deliver wines of breathtaking intensity and longevity. Even with the enormity of the structure and fruit, there is grace and nuance in the finished wine.
WINES FROM THIS PROPERTY
Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon