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HVS Registered Whitton Ranch (Geyserville), Alexander

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Vineyard Name:

 

Whitton Ranch (Geyserville)

Decade Planted:

 

1890's

County:

 

Sonoma

Appellation:

 

Alexander

Current Owner:

 

Trentadue

2 Vineyard Blocks:

 

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4 Photos:

 

 

 

 

Name of grower who first planted vines (if known):

 

A Boutin planted in 1882 (Old Patch) and 1891 (Old Carignane)

 

 

 

Vineyard Location (nearest major road intersection):

 

Geyserville Ave and Independence Lane

 

 

 

Historical producers and dates (if known):

 

Ridge

 

 

 

Taste characteristics:

 

Blackberry, plum, cherry, cedar and mint on the nose, elegant minerally palate

 

 

 

What makes this heritage vineyard special? (brief history, interesting anecdotes, etc.):

 

The Old Patch vines are the oldest vines that Ridge farms; they were planted by A. Boutin, a colleague of Luther Burbank, who named his estate Heart's Desire. Ridge's Heritage zinfandel selection from this block is appropriately named Heart's Desire. Ridge has made wine from these grapes every year since 1966; the Old Patch and Old Carignane blocks are the heart and soul of our Geyserville bottling.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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