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11715 Skyline BoulevardLos Gatos, CA, 95033
Grape DetailsVarietals: Syrah, Pinot NoirWine Regions: Santa Cruz MountainsHillside Locations: Yes
Vineyard SizePlanted Area: 3.06 acres
Wine HistoryGrapes from these blocks have been used in the following wines:
|1.||Rhys Vineyards Pinot Noir Skyline Vineyard (2008)||$59|
|2.||Rhys Vineyards Syrah Skyline Vineyard (2007)||$49||93|
|3.||Rhys Vineyards Syrah Skyline Vineyard (2008)||$49|
Farm CertificationsThese blocks do not have any farm certifications
|Average Radiation Total||WH/m2|
|Biologically Effective Degree-Days||1393.3|
Temperature & Rainfall
|Average||Hi °F||Low °F||Rain in.|
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Planted Areas of this Vineyard (11)
- Block: 1(0.27 acres)Grape: Syrah2332.47 ft. | AptosView block details
- Block: 13 (0.31 acres)Grape: Pinot Noir2297.36 ft. | AptosView block details
- Block: 14 (0.17 acres)Grape: Pinot Noir2317.93 ft. | AptosView block details
- Block: 15 (0.13 acres)Grape: Pinot Noir2328.08 ft. | AptosView block details
- Block: 16 (0.16 acres)Grape: Pinot Noir2324.94 ft. | AptosView block details
- Block: 17 (0.16 acres)Grape: Pinot Noir2320.38 ft. | AptosView block details
- Block: 18 (0.13 acres)Grape: Pinot Noir2313.98 ft. | AptosView block details
- Block: 2(0.22 acres)Grape: Syrah2336.95 ft. | AptosView block details
- Block: 3(0.27 acres)Grape: Syrah2337.59 ft. | AptosView block details
- Block: 4(0.31 acres)Grape: Syrah2338.94 ft. | AptosView block details
- Block: 6-12(0.93 acres)Grape: Pinot Noir2339.1 ft. | AptosView block details
About Skyline Vineyard
At 2360 feet of elevation, Skyline Vineyard is one of the highest Pinot Noir vineyards in California. This extreme altitude helps cool the vineyard while providing the constant sunshine that is found above the fog. The rocky soils are extremely shallow and make the vines work hard throughout the season. In order to produce a viable crop, the vines are very tightly spaced with Pinot Noir at 2'x3' and Syrah at 4'x3'. We think that Skyline is the most closely spaced Pinot Noir vineyard in California. Its 12 clones are planted in selection massale (mixed together) at a density of almost 7000 vines per acre.
We are very excited about this vineyard’s potential to make powerful, mineral-driven and aromatic wines. In the 2007 vintage, the first few barrels of Skyline Pinot Noir show a fantastic and unusual Moroccan spice and pepper character.
AdministrationVineyard-ID: 2209Created Date: UnknownEdit 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/.