Monthly Archives: April 2014

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Ruben’s 2014 Gamble

While we live through yet another season of frost danger, Ruben boldly risks devastating losses in the name of quality. In early April, Ruben commanded La Cuadrilla to pass through every block of Syrah and nip off secondary clusters. All that remains: just one tiny grape cluster per shoot. By doing this before bloom, when the green orbs flower into even smaller grapes, Ruben concentrates Read More →

Cool Climate is Perfect Climate for Syrah. Period.

Proof that Cool Climate is the Perfect Climate for Syrah? Over the past fourteen years, Sashi Moorman has become more confident in our maturing vineyard. Gradually, he has asked Ruben Solorzano to pick earlier in the season. The resulting Syrahs show off our bright, balanced, Limestone-driven fruit profile. In the winery, Sashi slowly decreased the amount of new French Oak and increased percentages of whole-cluster Read More →