Ballard Canyon

3906 E ARENDELL ST
MOREHEAD CITY, NC View map

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  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Viognier

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

  • Grenache

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

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  • 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


  • Beckmann la Purisima Mtn Syrah Ballard Canyon 2012

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    Wine review by mark


  • Larner Syrah Estate Ballard Canyon 2010

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    11 clones of syrah on the estate, with a big contract operation with lots of custom crushing, also very sandy soils which lend a structure and strength to the wine For this wine seven different clones were fermented individually Fairly oaky on the nose with some older wood notes, baking spice, a bit of stewy plum fruit, licorice and black tea. S... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Larner Syrah Estate Ballard Canyon 2010

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    Wine review by mark


  • Rusack Syrah Reserve Ballard Canyon 2012

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    Originally planted in 1970s then replanted in 2002 and 2003. Two different clones. Added three more since then, four different soil types with clones planted on specific soil types,not simply in blocks Sweetly smoky and toasty on the nose with lots of wood spice and plummy fruit. theres a lovely texture in the mouth, bright and lacking the wei... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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