Creston District, Paso Robles, California
Richest fruit within the first 5 years; maturing tannins to 12 years of bottle age.12 Years
Pan-seared ribeye steak and classic ratatouille.
The J. Lohr Beck Vineyard is situated at 1,700 feet above sea level in the Creston District of Paso Robles. The soils at this unique hillside site are weathered sandstone and shale with minimal organic content, creating an ideal environment for low-vigor viticulture and high-quality wines. Syrah Noir was planted here in 2000 on loose spacing, to provide each vine ample root volume upon which to draw nutrients from the shale. Farming is focused on pruning and thinning to balance the crop load to the low vigor nature of the site.