Russian River Valley AVA | Region south of Healdsburg in Sonoma County, within the wider North Coast AVA in California, which runs toward the Pacific. It was enlarged in 2011, a move proposed by E&J Gallo winery (Oz Clarke, 2015, p227).

Sub-AVAs | Green Valley AVA.

Climate | Cool.

Wine styles | Noted for some of California’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Vintages | 2003 A wet year, high downy mildew (peronospera) pressure.

Wineries

Certified Biodynamic | DeLoach Vineyards. | Porter-Bass Vineyards. | Porter Creek Vineyards

Other | Alysian. | Copain. | Dehlinger. | Dutton Goldfield. | Foppiano. | Hartford. | Iron Horse. | Joseph Swan Vineyards. | Kosta Browne. | Marimar Estate. | Merry Edwards. | Moshin. | Papapietro Perry. | Patz & Hall. | Rochioli. | Salinia. | Siduri. | Sonoma-Cutrer. | T R Elliott. | Williams Selyem. | Wind Gap.

Bibliography

Oz Clarke 2015, Oz Clarke Wine A-Z (Pavilion, 2015), p227.