Radian, Santa Rita Hills
Summary Vineyard Data
AVA:Sta. Rita Hills
Acres:97.7 planted
Varietals:Pinot Noir (91.6 acres), Chardonnay (6.1 acres)
Climate Data:Region I climate:
• Heat summation: 2,000 to 2,200 degree-days
• Rainfall: 14.8 inches average per year
Soils:Mixture of Santa Lucia Shaly Clay Loam, Tierra Loam, Tierra Clay Loam, Gazos Clay Loam and Crow Hill Loam
Blocks:38 blocks (ranging from 0.5 to 4.8 acres
Trellis:Vertical Shoot Positioning
Clones & Rootstocks:PN clones: Pommard, 114, 115, 667, 777, 828
PN rootstocks: Riparia Gloire, 101-14, 1103, 1616, 3309
CH clones: 76, 95
CH rootstock: 101-14

Vineyard Properties > Santa Rita Hills > Radian


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Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Radian is one of the westernmost vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Planted on a wide selection of slopes, aspects and exposures, Radian seemingly wraps around the undulating hillsides that comprise this cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyard. Many winemakers have commented on the unique “Pinot Noir Bowl” that exists in the center of Radian, a set of blocks that wrap around the hillsides of Radian in an almost 360° pattern. The “Pinot Noir Bowl” is planted to a mix of Dijon Pinot Noir clones and offers almost every aspect imaginable to winemakers.