Mountains, rolling hills and river beds give the Alexander Valley an amazing variety of microclimates. Each year a handful of vineyards and vineyard blocks show their unique characters, striking us during our extensive tasting of the dozens of small batches of wines made. From these few wines we further select and blend the very best to truly showcase the blocks and regions they come from.
The core of this wine is sourced from our Walking Tree vineyard. After the planting of the site in 2001, our vineyard crew was struck by a remarkable oak tree which, over a period of two and a half years, "walked" from the vineyard's summit down the steep grade, while remaining completely upright. Thus, the vineyard seemed to name itself. Added complexity has also been achieved by the utilization of other bench and hillside blocks as well as the addition of 7% Shiraz, also from the Walking Tree vineyard.