A rolling vineyard in Santa Rosa's Rincon Valley, Kick Ranch, at the base of Spring Mountain, is a formidable source of Syrah. Planted to a diverse group of Syrah clones on rocky volcanic soil, Kick Ranch offers seemingly endless possibilities. Its two blocks offer different clones, rootstocks, and expositions, providing its winemakers ample opportunity to create dynamic wines.
Planted in 2001 by Dick Keenan and Kathleen McNamara, Kick Ranch is immaculately manicured and meticulously farmed. The care and passion invested by its owners is wondrously directed by vineyard manager Glenn Alexander. The impressive owner and vineyard team only strengthens an already dynamic site. The wines exude the congruence of site, selection, and sacrifice.
We source three tons of Syrah from two different blocks at Kick Ranch. The unctuous and textured Hermitage clone, as well as the expressive and structured 470 clone, come from the upper B1 block. Just below, the intense fruit driven 877 clone comes from the lower B2 block.