A Wine Journey along the Russian River by Steve Heimoff

By Steve Heimoff

Steve Heimoff takes readers on an intimate and enlightening journey of 1 of California’s so much diversified and entire wine components as he travels alongside the Russian River and talks with growers and vintners from the Cabernet nation of the Alexander Valley to the Pinot Noir manufacturers of the Sonoma coast. this primary finished examine the ordinary heritage and winemaking practices of the area via one among America’s Most worthy wine critics brings the Russian into the exalted corporation of the nice wine rivers of the world—the Loire, the Rhône, the Rhine, the Mosel, and the Douro. half wine guidebook, half historical past and geology, and half travelogue of the author's adventures in wine kingdom, A Wine trip alongside the Russian River is crucial analyzing for wine lovers—both these lucky sufficient to be conversant in the quarter and those that have by no means been there.

Heimoff courses readers alongside the size of the scenic river, from its hot, northern border with Mendocino out to foggy Jenner. He discusses the background and growth of Alexander Valley Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, Russian River Valley and Sonoma coast Pinot Noir, Sonoma County's Rhône-oriented wines, old-style box blends, and different fascinating wines. within the approach, he introduces readers to a few of the growers and vintners who've made Sonoma County recognized: Dick Arrowood, the Rochiolis, the Seghesios, Tom Jordon, Bob Cabral of Williams Selyem, Jess Jackson of Kendall-Jackson, Merry Edwards, etc. Describing how the river's formation and evolution, either items of the planet's fiery tectonic previous, in addition to the region's advanced weather, have created the opportunity of unprecedented viticultural enclaves, and recounting how a number of humans discovered that capability, Heimoff offers a desirable rationalization of why the Russian River's popularity as a top class winegrowing sector keeps to grow.

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Then the old man said, “Well, my main crop is Zinfandel. ” Pete, who was sitting in the SUV, doubled over in laughter, leaning his forehead on the steering wheel. Even Pastori grinned. As we drove back, Pete was still chuckling. “That’s the thing about Frank,” he said. “He just regards Asti/Chianti as the King of Zinfandel, and I think he’s right. ” A few minutes later, we reached the Seghesios’ property. The oldest Zinfandel blocks are in the Home Vineyard, just across the street from Chianti Station, in the east-central part of the Alexander Valley, on flatlands hard by the Russian River.

These ejecta littered a huge area. “Look at a map,” Terry suggests. “The Sonoma Volcanics stretch from the east side of Napa Valley, at Stags Leap, across the Mayacamas Mountains and Sonoma Mountain, and north to Mount St. Helena. ” Terry knows of one volcanic area as far to the west as Peterson Road, south of Sebastopol. ” 21 ~ O U T O F T H E PA N G A E A N M I S T S ~ Not all scientists are united on the origin of the volcanic debris that litters Sonoma County. ” When I mentioned this to Terry, he arched a dubious eyebrow and snorted.

From the front page of the July 29, 1880, Cloverdale Reveille: “Mrs. Sarah M. ” It’s tempting to think that Mrs. Moore was selling Cyrus’s brand of cigars. 41 ~ C Y RU S A L E X A N D E R F I N D S A VA L L E Y ~ When Cyrus Alexander died, in 1872, he left behind a large estate and a big family. He had raised beans and wheat, run cattle and oxen, and sold horses and wool, not to mention the cigars. He was probably one of the richest men in the county. ” What the “vine” was, Charles does not specify, nor does he tell us where Cyrus obtained his vine cuttings, although we do know, from the History, that the orchard he planted was started from “sprouts from the Russian settlement at Fort Ross,” which had been abandoned in the 1830s.

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