2012 Vintage Update – Two Rock Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Morning fog dissipates over the Two Rock Vineyard located near Cotati, CA in Russian River Valley. Photo: George Rose

Fog is a very important part of winegrowing here in Sonoma County, where 70 miles of Pacific coastline combine with diverse topography and several points of entry along the coast to create an array of climatic conditions, which is the reason Sonoma County produces such a wide array of wines of high quality. Here at E&J Gallo Family’s Two Rock Vineyard located near Cotati, photographer George Rose captured some morning shots as the temperatures were rising and the fog was lifting off the vineyard, which is planted to mainly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

 

Morning fog begins to burn off at the Two Rock Vineyard in Russian River Valley on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Photo: George Rose

 

Vintage Progress: Veraison, when clusters turn from green to their final purple or golden hue, is beginning to happen in some areas of Sonoma County, but the coolest regions will be last to make the transition. Here is a great example of where the grapes are in their progress on July 12, 2012 at E&J Gallo’s Two Rock Vineyard located near Cotati in the Russian River Valley AVA. Notice the excellent quality of the clusters.

Clusters of grapes at E&J Gallo’s Two Rock Vineyard in Russian River Valley, as they appeared on July 12, 2012. Photo: George Rose

 

 

 

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One Response to “2012 Vintage Update – Two Rock Vineyard, Russian River Valley”

  1. Lynn Walker July 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    Simply Stunning .

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