For a wine to be exceptional, it must be intrinsic to the grapes, Given this simple fact, we strive to work with only the best vineyards, vineyards that consistently produce grapes of quality and distinction, vintage after vintage.
The Dry Creek Valley is the keeper of our hearts for Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. Quality through sacrifice is Mounts top priority. With this philosophy of excellence passing through three generations totaling 60 years of wine-grape growers how can we go wrong? Every block brings together the unique orientation of hillside exposure, soil type and depth. From Rich Mounts dedication, we achieve the highest quality fruit possible.
The vineyard is situated on a terraced knoll. The soil is comprised primarily of a gravelly loan soil. The slope direction provides excellent exposure of the grape clusters and allows for long “hang time.” This provides us with perfectly formed small bunches of grapes that possess optimal ripeness and fully developed varietal characters. The vines produce 2-3 tons per acre which deliver rich, concentrated flavors.
The vineyard is from our small half acre in Alexander Valley, where each spring a carpet of green covers the vineyard floor. It is cared for, from planting to harvest through vinification, by our family. The exceptional combination of climate, exposure, and soil in the Alexander Valley appellation stamps its signature on this classic varietal. 75 cases produced.