It took decades for vintners to discover the potential for great Pinot Noirs but now the Russian River Valley is known first as Pinot country.
Russian River Valley (AVA)
Russian River Valley
Pinot Noir Gets Its Dew
The perfect terroir for growing Pinot Noir is not enough to make the exceptional Pinot Noir that comes forth from the Russian River Valley. No, you also need grapegrowers and winemakers who know how to coax the best out of the grapes. BINGO!
April 23, 2008
, insiders knew the Russian River Valley
as home to challenging wine grapes. Challenging only in that it required a lot of intuition to know how to handle them so they could be made into dynamic wines. But when the fruit was grown with care, the results often would be “wine makers’ wines,” which meant that they’d be more appreciated by purists (such as wine makers) who understood the more classic style of wines.