Monday, August 25, 2008

Los Alamos - White Hawk

I have been involved with Syrah projects for the past 2 years that used grapes from White Hawk Ranch in Los Alamos. I final got to stop by the vineyard this past weekend on my drive along Highway 1o1 from LA to Paso.

The location is stunning! Warm but not too hot. Seems ideal for Syrah yet lacking the coastal effects for Pinot. The vineyard is quite large and lacked a farm house or winery. The fences had significant barbed wire so it was difficult to tell how the current crop is doing.

Like meeting someone you talk with only on the phone or email with, it's always nice to put a name with a face. It was nice to meet this vineyard face-to-face. I look forward to bottling the 2007 in about 5 months.

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