Monarch Mine Vineyard

This young vineyard is my inland answer to cool climate Syrah; instead of heading to the coast I look higher up on the mountain and the Monarch Mine vineyard is situated on the top of a ridge at about 2500 feet above sea level. In the summer, things still heat up, but over all it's very cool on average. The soils are iron rich mud flows overlaying slate and shale.

I pick about 2 tons of fruit here to make what I refer to as "High Altitude Syrah".