Rice-Spivak has a great history with our brand. We first began working with the property back in 2003, just three years after it was planted. We went on to single vineyard designate the property in 2006 and haven’t missed a vintage since. Rice-Spivak is located just west of Hwy 116 in the Sebastopol hills. Though it is the eastern-most vineyard we work with, it is often picked at the same time as Coastlands due to its relative low elevation and the pooling effect of the cool coastal winds. I love how Rice-Spivak always holds a lovely amount of available fruit on the palate that works nicely with a strong core of minerality and bright acidity.
Production: 254 cases | Clones: Swan, 667, 115 | Soil: Goldridge Series with Volcanic Ash | Elevation: 350ft | Barrels: 30% New French Oak for 22 Months | Whole Cluster: 40%