Vineyard George III
Vineyard George III
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1695 St. Helena Hwy SouthRutherford, CA, 94573
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Vineyard SizePlanted Area: 28.33 acres
Wine HistoryThere are currently no known wines associated with these grapes. Edit the vineyard blocks to add wines.
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|Biologically Effective Degree-Days||1973.89|
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Planted Areas of this Vineyard (6)
- Block: 1 (3.24 acres)Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon163.39 ft. | MaxwellView block details
- Block: 2 (1.22 acres)Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon163.17 ft. | MaxwellView block details
- Block: 3 (5.23 acres)Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon160.23 ft. | Clear Lake, MaxwellView block details
- Block: 4 (1.74 acres)Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon162.65 ft. | MaxwellView block details
- Block: 5 (6.65 acres)Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon161.49 ft. | MaxwellView block details
- Block: 6 (10.25 acres)Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon163.13 ft. | MaxwellView block details
About Vineyard George III
Our Rutherford Vineyard is located across the valley along the Silverado Trail. This historic vineyard is part of what was once Caymus Rancho, the Mexican land grant of George Yount. One of the area’s first non-native settlers, Yount arrived in 1836 and is belived to have been the first to plant winegrapes in the valley. A portion of the ranch became a wedding present to Thomas Rutherford when he married one of Yount’s granddaughters, Elizabeth.
Eventually the property was owned by the Archdioceses of San Francisco, which sold it in the early 1900s to French immigrant George de Latour, founder of Beaulieu Vineyard. He called the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard he planted there BV No.3. Andy Beckstoffer purchased the property in 1988 and changed its name to Vineyard George III and replanted it with clones and rootstock carefully matched to its growing conditions.
The Rutherford appellation soil has excellent drainage and protection from the drying wind. The vines have deep, well-established roots. "They're mature vines that produce consistently great flavors -- no awkward adolescent phases where they vary from vintage to vintage," explains Winemaker Tom Rinaldi. Soil and climate are the reasons for Rutherford's preeminence: the area's loamy soils were formed by alluvial fans that have spilled out from the valley's surrounding mountains. The predictable heat and generally cloudless skies during the day matched with cooling fog in the late evening and early morning create an elegant richness, depth and density in the grapes. Our Rutherford Cabernet and our Estate Cabernet are crafted from this appellation.
AdministrationVineyard-ID: 3123Created Date: January 5, 2013Edit History: View Edit History of this Vineyard
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Data Notes and References
NotesFarm Certifications: See the certifications page to learn more about the farm certifications Everyvine tracks. Soil Horizon: Bedrock value set to "-" is not available. Available water capacity units are cm/cm. Solar Radiation: Area Solar radiation has been calculated in watt hours per square meter (WH/m2) Topography: Topography values are averaged over the block area. Aspect is expressed in positive degrees from 0 to 359.9, measured clockwise from north. Growing Season: For use in various statistical averages, Everyvine defines the vineyard growing season as the period April 1st to October 31st.
The vineyard data presented here is most often sourced from the public data sources listed below. However, Everyvine also accepts data from vineyard owners who often have even better data they have collected themseleves.
If you have more accurate data on a vineyard go to: Data Submission page.Topography: Topographic and solor radiation calculations are based on 1/3 arc-second (approx. 10m) elevation models. Data provided by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), EROS Data Center, National Elevation Dataset, http://ned.usgs.gov/, 1999 Climate Indices: Calculations based on methodologies described by Gregory Jones and John Gladstones. See the following:
- Jones, G.V, Duff, A.A., Hall, A., and J. Myers (2009). Spatial analysis of climate in winegrape growing regions in the western United States.ā€¯ American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, in Press Spring 2010.
- Gladstones, J. (1992) Viticulture and environment (Winetitles: Adelaide).
- SSURGO: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database. Available online at http://soildatamart.nrcs.usda.gov.
- STATSGO2: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. U.S. General Soil Map (STATSGO2). Available online at http://soildatamart.nrcs.usda.gov.
- Web Soil Survey: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Web Soil Survey. Available online at http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/.