Nord Ridge Vineyard

Nord Ridge, Howell Mountain

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The Nord Ridge Vineyard is located on the eastern slopes of Howell Mountain at an elevation of 1,800 feet, with the vineyard rows terraced into the hillside, on a steep 30% grade. The soils are lower in nutrients and have poor minerality following years of weathering.

Sitting above the fog line, the vineyard enjoys a longer solar exposure than valley floor vineyards enabling a slightly longer growing season and more even ripening; we tend to see an earlier bud break or an awakening of the vines in the spring.

Planted to both Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Sirah, the vineyard exhibits a classic hillside leanness and pure fruit expression you would anticipate.