VOLUME 9, ISSUE 39
March 29, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir - The Seminars Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir: The Tastings Talisman: 2010 Pinots are a Giant Step Up from the Ordinary Pfendler Vineyards: Exceptional Wines in 2012 Honor Peter Pfendler Bernardus Winery: Pinot Noir Transcends the Ordinary Winter Games: Taste of International Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines Pinot Briefs On The Pinot Trail: Rocking K Vineyard Cottages
Alder Springs Vineyard
Located 150 miles north of San Francisco and seven miles inland from the Pacific Ocean in northern Mendocino County, Alder Springs Vineyard is a 140-acre patchwoork of 31 blocks growing 29 grape varieties on 15 rootstocks dating to 1993. In essence, it is many vineyards. The hilly terrain offers different sun exposures, elevations, microclimates, soils and drainage. Pinot Noir clones include 113, 115, 667, 777, 459, sA, 828, 943, Swan, Pommard, Calera, La Tache, DRC and Massal.
The grower is Stuart Bewley.
Alder Springs Vineyard sells most of its grapes, retaining some for its own label (including the Row Five line Pinot Noir) vinified by veteran winemaker Byron Kosuge. Clients include Patz & Hall, Rhys Vineyards, Bedrock Cellars, MacPhail, Enkidu, Spell Estate and Townley Wines.
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