Spanish Springs Vineyard is located just a few miles inland from the tourist destination of Pismo Beach. Persistent onshore winds combined with nighttime and morning fog ensure a long growing season and lend to a slow accumulation of sugar and high natural acid. For our wine we selected an east facing block planted to the Alban clone of Syrah. This steep hillside block is in poor sandy-loam soils with an abundance of exposed Monterey Shale.