Albatross Ridge Vineyard
Perched 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean on a mountaintop of ancient uplifted seabed with gravelly loam, limestone and shale soils similar to those found in Burgundy, Albatross Ridge Vineyard offers a unique minerality to the wine. With the combination of the soil type and steep grades of 25%, the vineyard produces exceptionally low yields of less than 2 tons per acre. The vineyard is planted in a cool, windswept area at an elevation of 850 to 1250 feet. The cool climate and long growing season allow the grapes to gradually ripen, maintaining a racy acidity.