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.