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Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Ranch


Information about the planted areas of this vineyard

Grape Profile

Grape Details

Varietals: Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay
Wine Regions: Santa Cruz Mountains

Vineyard Size

Planted Area: 19.84 acres

Wine History

Grapes from these blocks have been used in the following wines:
Wine (Vintage)PriceScore
1. Rhys Vineyards Pinot Noir Horseshoe Ranch (2007)$ -
2. Rhys Vineyards Pinot Noir Horseshoe Ranch (2008)$59
3. Rhys Vineyards Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard (2007)$ -
4. Rhys Vineyards Syrah Horseshoe Ranch Vineyard (2007)$7094
5. Rhys Vineyards Syrah Horseshoe Ranch Vineyard (2008)$49

Farm Certifications

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Land Profile

Topography

Elevation1512.23 ft.
Slope14% (7.99°)
AspectSouth (200.28°)

Solar Radiation

Average Radiation TotalWH/m2
Annual114781.88
Growing Season151774.34

Climate Indices

Index Name
Growing Degree-Days2950.49
Huglin Index2084.33
Biologically Effective Degree-Days1599.93

Temperature & Rainfall

AverageHi °FLow °FRain in.
Annual69.148.837.89
Growing Season75.851.76.66
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Block List

Planted Areas of this Vineyard (34)

  1. Block: 1 (0.51 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1551.45 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  2. Block: 10 (0.49 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1597.06 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  3. Block: 11 (0.5 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1596.48 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  4. Block: 13 (0.51 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1580.36 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  5. Block: 14 (0.49 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1577.79 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  6. Block: 15 (0.45 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1574.86 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  7. Block: 16 (0.46 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1572.58 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  8. Block: 17 (0.45 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1569.35 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  9. Block: 18 (0.48 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1564.97 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  10. Block: 19 (0.44 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1557.59 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  11. Block: 2 (0.47 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1532.14 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  12. Block: 21 (3.11 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1462.73 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  13. Block: 21B (0.57 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1473.77 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  14. Block: 22 (0.64 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1473.52 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  15. Block: 33 (1.06 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1530.38 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  16. Block: 5 (0.46 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1579.91 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  17. Block: 6 (0.27 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1588.75 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  18. Block: 7 (0.57 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1586.74 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  19. Block: 8 (0.49 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1590.24 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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  20. Block: 9 (0.51 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    1593.68 ft. | Laughlin, Santa Lucia
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About Horseshoe Ranch

Planted in 2004 with a total of 17.5 acres, Horseshoe Ranch is our most beautiful vineyard site. It is less than 1/2 mile from Alpine vineyard, but they are different in many ways. The ridge between the vineyards protects Horseshoe from some of the direct ocean influence but allows for similarly cool temperatures. More importantly, Horseshoe lies on a bed of sedimentary shale called Monterey formation that separates it from Alpine by nearly 10 Million years. This Monterey shale is prevalent throughout the surface and soil providing for low vigor and outstanding drainage.

Horseshoe Ranch is planted to 13 different clones of Pinot Noir on 10 acres, 4 clones of Syrah on 5 acres, and 2 clones of Chardonnay on 2.2 acres. Yielding its first few barrels, this site was our last estate vineyard to ripen in 2007. So far Horseshoe Ranch seems to favor more of a restrained and linear red fruit profile that appears quite different than the rich black fruit of nearby Alpine Vineyard.

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Administration

Vineyard-ID: 3138
Created Date: January 12, 2013
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Data Notes and References

Notes

Farm 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.

References

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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.” American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, in Press Spring 2010.
  • Gladstones, J. (1992) Viticulture and environment (Winetitles: Adelaide).
Month Climate Averages: Monthly and annual temperature and rainfall values based on 30-arcsec (800m) normals for the climatological period 1971-2000. Data provided by PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, http://prism.oregonstate.edu, October 31,2008
Soil: Soil data is collected from the following sources:
  • 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/.
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