Wine Enthusiast talked to our own Clay Gantz in the July issue of the magazine to discuss the subregions, or "neighborhoods", of the Russian River Valley and the ongoing effort to determine whether certain sensory characteristics can be distinguished in Pinot Noirs from different neighborhoods.
In 2009, Celeste and I found a bit of property off Laguna Road with an old farmhouse overlooking an empty field, untended fruit trees and a kiwi grove running wild. Even then, standing under the five towering redwoods that spoke of the property’s history, we felt the tingle of potential. This year, we will see that potential realized. After a year in the greenhouse and two years in the field, our 3.75-planted acres of vines will finally bear fruit that will be sold to a winery.