Nestled among the rolling hills near the town of Paso Robles, Camatta Hills is a 600 acre vineyard planted with Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Roussanne. The Cuesta Ridge coastal mountain range to the west protects the valley in which the vineyard sits, allowing for even ripening with hot daytime temperatures balanced by cooling Pacific Ocean breezes and maritime fog in the evenings. Camatta’s incredibly chalky limestone soils lend the grapes their most distinctive characteristics. Restrictive soils and small canopies create vines that must stress themselves to reach moisture and nutrients, resulting in great flavor and tannin development.
The 2014 growing season in Paso Robles was a moderate season with no major heat spikes or overly cool stretches. Another dry year produced small berries with concentrated skin-to-juice ration, providing the wine’s rich color, fruit and depth. Overall, it was a very good season, resulting in rich wines with concentrated flavors and colors with balanced acids.