Clones California Heritage Selections
An accomplished aficionado of Burgundian wines, winemaker Thomas Brown was captivated from the start by the natural potential of the Boars’ View Vineyard. From day one, Thomas has been intimately involved in all aspects of vineyard planning. This ground up involvement allowed Thomas to fully integrate his vineyard to winemaking knowledge and he was able to ideally match specific clonal varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to the terroir of the estate.
Following a complete soil and climate assessment, Thomas and Vineyard Manager Ulises Valdez carefully considered the predominantly gravelly loam composition of the soil and uniquely warmer temperatures of the location and meticulously selected grape clones to optimize these elements. They hand-selected a complementary blend of California heritage varieties renowned for their robust fruit flavors and muscular structure – Calera, Mt. Eden and Swan clones for Pinot Noir, and Wente clone for Chardonnay.