Las Madres Vineyards
Carneros - Somona County
Las Madres Vineyards is located in the Carneros region of Sonoma County near the famed Hudson vineyard (Kistler, Arietta/Kongsgaard, and Helen Turley Marcassin) and is perfectly situated for cool climate Syrah. Planted with east-west facing rows and on a hillside with Clone 300 on the top and Clone 174 planted below, this vineyard exhibits style and structure similar to that of the Northern Rhone region.
The 300 block provides a strong core of forward fruit while the 174 block backs it up with more structured, earthy components. Combining fruit from these two blocks creates greater complexity in the finished wine. This vineyard uses organic practices and is farmed for low yields, and we share the fruit from this vineyard with Pax Wine Cellars, Orin Swift who uses it in The Prisoner and with winemaker Thomas Brown of Outpost, Turley and Schrader Cellars (and Vieux-Os) fame, in his Nicholson Ranch Syrah. Vie Winery is excited to have had this vineyard in it's portfolio from the beginning and looks forward to continue to release single vineyard syrah from this uniques vineyard for years to come.
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