Site Specific Trio
From three distinctive vineyards, this trio is packed in a luxe black gift box and includes one bottle each of:
Block 9 Pinot Gris 2017
Quaker Run Chardonnay 2017
Shenandoah Springs 2017
The Vineyard Sites:
Block 9 is a 1.4 acre block in Early Mountain Vineyard, just north of the winery. Vines in this block are well balanced allowing us to take a light farming touch and growing Pinot Gris with richness and intensity of flavor. Planted in 2007, it features the Eubanks-Lloyd clay and loam series wtih very deep and semi-permeable soils.
Quaker Run Chardonnay is grown on a mountainside vineyard about 9 miles from Early Mountain in a 1 acre block, our oldest plantings from 2000. These nearly 20 year old vines benefit from the well-drained sandy clay loam soils with high rock and mineral diversity as well as the constant sun and wind exposure from the 20 degree, S/SE facing slope, produce a mineral-laden Chardonnay with bright acids and layers.
Shenandoah Springs Cabernet Franc is grown on a 2 acre block in the Shenandoah Valley about 90 minutes north of Early Mountain. At nearly 1300 feet elevation, the vines benefit from the silt and loam soils formed from weather limestone bedrock. This site is very expressive of the vintage and in 2017 the warm and dry season produced a full and rich Cabernet Franc with brooding dark fruits.