Sonoma County's Green Valley Redefines Itself
Jun 2004 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
It takes a lot of sheer will for an appellation to change its focus on how it will work with varietals. But that is exactly what has happened in Green Valley, a cool climate winegrowing region located in the southwestern section of Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. Ten years ago, most Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes grown in this sub-appellation were picked early and primarily used for making sparkling wine. That has since changed. Today, extended hang time of grape clusters to develop at h...
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