On Friday, we spent an hour in the Broken Leg vineyard. It is an incredible place – as steep as Côte Rôtie with a similar climate. Côte Rôtie means roasted slope – it is about as far north as Syrah will ripen in France. (There is or will be some Syrah further north in the Beaujolais but that is another story.) Broken Leg is also a roasted slope. Very cool area but a pocket of warmth.
The vines look good. They have just barely begun to flower. We expect it to complete in the next few weeks. We are beginning to understand the vineyard – seems like it takes us about 3 years to really get it. This will be our third year and we are very excited.