I’ll be posting a few clips from a very cool and interesting winemaker roundtable from last month over the next few days. Sponsored by Kendall-Jackson and benefitting the Sonoma County Wine Library, Steve Heimoff (his latest book can be found here) led a discussion with some of Sonoma’s top winemakers.
Today I’m featuring a quick clip of Merry Edwards talking about the Russian River Valley, and in particular the “Golden Triangle”.
In the clip below Merry talks about why she feels the Golden Triangle, a stretch of land shaped roughly like a triangle and blessed with Goldridge Sandy loam soils, is so special.
Below is an aerial view with a rough outline of the piece of land that Merry’s talking about. Some world class pinot is grown here, from Merry’s Klopp Ranch bottling, to Kistler, Dehlinger, Martin Ray and Joe Swan. And at the very tip of the triangle, near where Laguna Road hits River Road, is our 17 acre vineyard and the future site of Capozzi Winery.
The phallic, condom-looking shape wasn’t intentional. I swear.
Hope you enjoy the video and look forward to sharing more with you in the coming days.