Grown in the Moon Mountain district of Sonoma. The wine exhibits aromas of spice, game, earth and dry herbs. On the palate, flavors of brambly, ripe berry fruits.
Peter Haywood planted Los Chamizal Vineyard in 1976. This vineyard is situated in the mountains of Southern Sonoma Valley, in the Moon Mountain District AVA one mile north of Sonoma. The beautiful terraced vines are carved into steeply sloping hillsides reaching 800 ft. in elevation. The soils range from well drained sandy clay loams at the lower elevations to thin fractured basalt soils at the highest elevations where our wine come from.
The climate is modestly warm through the day and the vines enjoy cooler evening air, which preserves higher acidity levels in the grapes. Los Chamizal is a sustainably farmed vineyard, using permanent cover crops, compost and organic fertilizers to nurture the soil.