Estrella District, Paso Robles, California
Grape varieties sourced: Cabernet Sauvignon & Petite Sirah
Soil type: stoney clay loam
Joe Plummer, a notoriously meticulous farmer, planted his vineyard in the rolling plains of the Estrella River Valley in 2002. The vine rows are oriented to the sun’s path at veraison providing a great deal of protection from harsh sunlight on hot days. This orientation allows us to remove the majority of the leaves in the fruit zone without risking burn to the fruit.
Plummer Vineyard is perfect for warmer climate varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Franc. The fruit from here typically ripens late for the Estrella District of Paso Robles, allowing us to focus solely on flavor and tannin ripening.