2017 release notes: The 2016 harvest experienced a colder winter with a comparatively warm spring. Bud break occurred in late March, as it did in other vineyards throughout the Santa Ynez Valley. Although temperatures increased in June and July, August was chillier than usual, with the ocean winds blowing consistently to keep the vines cool. The grapes reached their peak in mid-September, and syrah and viognier fruit was harvested by hand for Boscoe Wine Co.’s 2016 La Fai on September 12 at 12:45am. The resulting wine was bottled on August 13 of 2017.
PLANTED: 2008 ACREAGE: 22 LOCATION: SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA APPELLATION: BALLARD CANYON AVA ELEVATION: 400 TO 500 FEET SOIL: SANDY LOAM GRAPES GROWN: SYRAH, GRENACHE, GRENACHE BLANC, VIOGNIER, ROUSSANNE TRELLISING: VSP OWNERS: BILL AND NANCY KIMSEY