Our vines at Watch Hill Vineyard lie in a separate block apart from the main planting. This block lies just one ridge over from the well known Thompson Vineyard in Los Alamos Valley.
“Block 2,” as it is known is a stand alone planting (monopole) of 1.75 acres of Syrah, clone 383. We helped over see the initial development and planting of this vineyard in 2003 and have worked with grapes every vintage since. It is a steep south-facing hillside with a mix of sandy and rock soils. Harvested in the third week of October, the grapes were fermented with 10% whole clusters.
Aged for 22 months in 300 liter French oak barrels. Bottled without filtration, 75 cases produced.