Radiant Ridge Vineyard

Bennett Valley

Radiant Ridge Vineyard is a relatively young vineyard, having just been planted in 2013, but is quickly proving itself to be a star in our portfolio.  Planted to one of my favorite selections of Syrah, ENTAV 470, and my favorite selection of Mourvèdre, ENTAV 369, the vineyard lies at 1200' elevation, just below the top of Bennett Peak and high above Bennett Valley.  In fact, this is the highest altitude vineyard within the appellation.  To plant the vineyard, vast quantities of basaltic rock had to be removed from the Goulding clay loam soil.  Overall, a relatively cool site but one in which nights are warmer than on the valley floor.  Expertly farmed by our good friend and vineyard manager Chris Bowland.

Mourvèdre under Bennett Peak

The Syrah block after a rare winter snowfall