After copious research and experimentation, Blair and Simone chose specific varietals that would grow nicely in the Santa Rosa Valley terroir. They planted sangiovese and carmenere, as well as three clones of pinot noir grapes and a special clone of syrah, called syrah noir.
The winemaking that ensued greatly benefited from the property’s unique soil, which is rich with limestone. Limestone enriches the earth in some of the world’s most famous wine regions, including Champagne, Burgundy, Chablis, the Loire and southern Rhone valleys, Saint-Emilion in Bordeaux, and more locally, Paso Robles.
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