We were extremely excited when we added this vineyard to our portfolio with the 2007 harvest. The Dr.Crane Vineyard, known for producing some Napa Valley "greats," was first harvested in 1858. It sits on a deep alluvial fan produced by Sulfur Springs Creek. Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Its profile allows excellent drainage combined with the slow, even-ripening patterns enjoyed by premium vineyards. The current vineyard was replanted in 1998 by Andy Beckstoffer. A large cache of prestigious wineries produce wine from its fruit. We have selected seven rows of Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon where we have ability to control the crop management and picking brix.
We enjoy working with this vineyard. Its heady, valley-floor fruit components nicely complement our Spring Mountain lot.
BECKSTOFFER GEORGES III VINEYARD
Sitting on an old rocky creek bed adjacent to Conn Creek, this vineyard has soils intermixed with loam and red volcanic clay. The vineyard has the excellent drainage and abundant sun exposure needed to produce wines of extraordinary body and complexity. The 337 clone of Cabernet Sauvignon thrives in this environment!
Look for wines from this site to carry blue and black fruits in its core and to produce wines with amazing texture and length due to the exceptional hang time we can achieve from it.
LAS MADRES VINEYARD
We first worked with Las Madres in 2004 with Thomas Brown. Immediately we knew our Syrah would come from this vineyard. The terroir, location and personality of the fruit are unmatchable. Las Madres VineyardLocated a mile (as the crow flies) from Sonoma, the vineyard enjoys cool breezes from San Pablo Bay while nestled in a protected bowl where it captures the intense California sun. The vineyard has two clones, planted East to West in two blocks - Esther and Hulda. The fruit for our Syrah comes from both blocks, allowing us to create complexity from the day it is picked.
Las Madres Vineyard produces a notably rich and healthy wine, deep in color, yet elegant and vibrant. The finished wine reveals well-focused layers of black figs finishing with a classic Syrah ‘meatiness’ and white pepper overtones.
THREE TWINS VINEYARD
Opportunity was knocking with the invitation to produce wine from this new prominent vineyard. Propped up on the northern slopes above Lake Hennessey, the Three Twins Vineyard shares the same micro climate with several prominent Napa valley vintners carrying 98-100 point wines.
The cool breezes across Lake Hennessey have a tempering effect during the hot summer on our clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon while their orientation takes full advantage of the abundant sunshine for ripening. Planted in rich soils, which are a mixture of volcanic ash and an under layer of gravel and flint, the grapes harvested from this vineyard showcase a jammy ‘fruit forward’ style reminiscent of valley floor flavors but also hold a belly full of refined silky tannins. Wine from this vineyard delivers exceptional levels of power in the mid palate along with structure for the long haul.
SANGIACOMO FREDRIK VINEYARD
Certified organic with 60 planted acres and 11 clone and rootstock combinations, the Fedrick Vineyard is deeply woven throughout Sonoma & Petaluma history. Originally part of the Rancho Petaluma Land Grant issued to Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo in 1834, the land passed thru several owners from dairy farms to cattle ranches before being leased by the Sangiacomo family in 2000 to become a vineyard. Located in the southern end of the Petaluma Gap appellation, it is set on rolling hills and is known for its high-end Syrah and Pinot Noir grapes that are sought after for their depth and balance. Myriad selected a small rise on the southern edge where growing and drainage conditions harmonize, to make one of our more crowd pleasing bolder Syrahs.
History runs deep with the Stags Leap Steltzner Vineyard. Tucked just below the Stags Leap Palisades you will find a beautiful 30-acre estate. Jim Barbour Vineyard Management is at the helm tending to seven separate blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon and less than an acre each of Sangiovese, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Stags Leap District is known for its distinctive confluence of soil, temperature, and geography, found nowhere else in the world. The Myriad ‘Corner Block’ was hand selected by Allison Steltzner herself, to showcase Mike’s new world winemaking style in the classic world of the Stags Leap District. We are completely honored to work with this family and their remarkable Napa Valley estate.
Located in the Mendocino appellation of the Yorkville highlands, this is our highest elevation and most northerly vineyard in the Myriad profile. Sitting above the fog line, the night time and early morning temperatures are warmer than the valley below. This smaller diurnal swing provides longer slower ripening and increased complexities. Grown on geologic band of rare soil composed of fractured shale, mica-schist and quartz rich rock, its northly location, ocean exposure, altitude and soil composition combine to produce a climate remarkably similar to the Northern Rhone region of France.
Round Pond Estate
The Round Pond Estate is situated in the heart of Rutherford, California, an appellation that has been famous for its world-class red wines for more than a century. The property spans 357 acres of planted vineyards, including the Red Barn Ranch, Hill’s block, Round Pond block and MacDonnell vineyards. Round Pond’s soils are extremely fertile due to deposits from alluvial outflows of the Conn Creek and Napa River that took place thousands of year ago. As a result, vine health is exceptional, and the vines grow vigorously in this unique appellation. Due to our vineyard partnership, Myriad is in the fortuitous position of being able to control all farming in our blocks and initiate harvest at ideal levels of ripeness. An essential element in creating wines that are elegantly voluptuous and crafted in a new world style.