Triple Black Slopes is the steepest vineyard on our estate, with some sections exhibiting a 45-degree slope. The vineyard is comprised of four blocks separated from one another by canyons filled with blackberries and quail.
- Elevation: 500 - 650 feet
- Aspect: South-facing
- Soils: WillaKenzie soil series: Sedimentary, moderately deep well-drained fine loamy soil derived from colluvium, sandstone, and siltstone (marine origin)
- Varietal: Pinot Noir
- Date planted: 1999
- Clones: 114, 667, & 777
- Schematic: 7.5’ x 4’ spacing with VSP training
Site expression in the wine
The site’s shallow topsoil, steep angle, south-facing aspect, and clonal selection work in harmony to produce wines of great power, intense fruit and structural tannins.