Shadick Vineyard - Dry Creek
Originally owned by Scott and Lynn Adams of Bella Vineyard, the Shaddick Vineyard was purchased by Tom and Patty Shaddick several years ago. The vines are 20-25 years old and are cultivated on an extremely steep, well-draining hillside at an elevation of 800 feet. The vineyard is planted with the Weiss clone of zinfandel on St. George rootstock. The site's mix of shale and gravelly loam soil, combined with its precipitous 30-35 degree slope produces big, complex, tannic fruit with unique floral aromatics of lavender and jasmine. Yielding approximately three tons per acre, the Shaddick's elegant and aromatic fruit mixes beautifully with grapes from the Bella and Louvau Vineyards in the Dry Creek Zinfandel.