Ballard Canyon

3906 E ARENDELL ST
MOREHEAD CITY, NC View map

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  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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Ballard Canyon on Snooth

  • Grenache is grown everywhere in CA, and is beginning to be grown in more ... ... the Larner Vineyard in the Ballard Canyon AVA here in the Santa Ynez Valley. The vineyard is planted on 100% sand, and the vines struggle to find and retain water. Therefore, the clusters are smaller and the grapes tend to have naturally lower pH's and higher acid... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...


  • Thanks for the mention Outthere! Greatly appreciated.Grenache in the US is ... ... ... and Thompson, out of the Ballard Canyon area (Larner, Stolpman, Tierra Alta among others), and points east including Camp 4.The real challenge as far as I'm concerned is to simply let the grape speak for itself. We are so prone in the US to over-oak, over-ex... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...


  • On and off with differing frequency mention is made on these boards of garnacha as a choice for certain palates, and in certain contexts. Most of the mention here is pretty generic, and doesn't get down to any level of detail.Would like to suggest we take up the subject of wines from this grape with better focus. Where is good, who makes the goo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...


  • Stolpman la Cuadrilla Red Santa Ynez Valley Ballard Canyon 2013

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    Wine review by cmiro


  • With a bevy of new American Viticultural Areas being approved in the past year, ... be pleased to know about the Ballard Canyon AVA, which lies “in front of the most significant transverse mountain range that runs from Alaska to Patagonia.” The significance of this location is that it is in front of the range, while most other AVA’s are behind ... Read More

    From the article Forbes Talks American AVA's: Five Interesting Factors


  • Tonight it was a 2013 Stolpman Carbonic Sangiovese in a nuveau style and very ... ... The grapes came from Ballard Canyon. This is a fun, drink it now wine. The color is a striking opaque red where the light bounces around and through the wine in the glass. It is a darker version of a Rose.  It has a citrus finish that is very pleasant kind o... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • One of Syrah’s problem with consumers has always been the savory nature ... and gentlemen, that place is Ballard Canyon. Located smack in the center of the Santa Ynez Valley, Ballard canyon is an AVA completely surround by the Santa Ynez AVA. One of the most recent AVAs, having achieved recognition only a year ago in October of 2013, Ballard C... Read More

    From the article Discover Syrah in Ballard Canyon


  • Kimsey Syrah Ballard Canyon 2012

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    From vineyards located in the southwest corner of the appellation, a little bit colder, own rooted high density 2900 per acre. Low trellised fruit zone close to the ground, big canopy Grilled meats, sour plum and pepper knit together with old wood smokiness emerge on the nose which starts out tight and small, then turns very aromatic with a deci... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Kimsey Syrah Ballard Canyon 2012

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    Wine review by mark


  • Beckmann la Purisima Mtn Syrah Ballard Canyon 2012

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    From a big vineyard, over 365 acres of which some 18 blocks planted to 8 clones of Syrah, at a variety of elevations between 700 and 1200 feet, this comes from the entire range of Syrah plots within the vineyard. The very top third up to about 1200 feet has very little topsoil, vines growing instead almost directly in the chalky limestone subst... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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