Explore Russian River Valley famous wine region of America

  • Sunday, Day 03/07/2022
  • If you were to rank the best American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) in the United States, the Russian River Valley wine region would be near the top of the list. This California AVA located in Sonoma is tremendously well-respected among wine experts, who consider it one of the greatest regions in the world for growing complex Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

    Nhà rượu vang Mỹ Deloach tiên phong các giống nho Pinot Noir, Chardonnay và Zinfandel ở Russian River Valley
    Nhà rượu vang Mỹ Deloach tiên phong các giống nho Pinot Noir, Chardonnay và Zinfandel ở Russian River Valley

     

    Why Russian River Valley Grapes Are So Complex 

    The Russian River Valley region is located in the Sonoma AVA. The AVA is located at the center of California’s Sonoma County, about eight miles inland from Sonoma’s Pacific coastline. This region was named after the nearby Russian River, which runs through the northern part of the area. This close proximity to two different bodies of water gives the Russian River Valley wine region its famously cool, foggy climate. Ocean fog travels from the coast into the Russian River Valley through the Petaluma Gap (a famous valley in the coastal mountain range) and covers the hills in a thick blanket of mist for most of the day. Meanwhile, the Russian River and the many creeks that surround it keep the air consistently cool, even after the fog clears in the mid-afternoon.

    In hot, dry climates, wines made using these varieties are sometimes high in sugar but lack acidity and complexity. Unlike other regions of California, which tend to be hot and dry, the Russian River Valley is unusually cool and dense with fog, slow down the ripening process, and is ideally suited for growing some of the finest cool-weather grapes in the world - acidic, elegant, and multilayered. To be more precise, these conditions are ideal for producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with a complex taste.

    Some producers harvest their grapes as late as October or November to allow the fruit to ripen completely.

     

    Russian River Valley are luscious wines that every collector should experience at least once in a lifetime. Let's explore high-value Amerian wines from DeLoach winery:

    DELOACH VINEYARDS

    As a pioneering producer and winegrower of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, DeLoach Vineyards has been experimenting with and perfecting the best combinations of soil, rootstock, and clones for over three decades. In 2003, the Boisset family brought two generations of sustainable winemaking experience from Burgundy, France to California’s Russian River Valley.

    Famous American winery Deloach from Russian River Valley
    Famous American winery Deloach from Russian River Valley

    The Russian River Valley has come to be known as “America’s Burgundy” and DeLoach is proud to have been an important factor in this distinction. DeLoach’s wines have won numerous accolades and scored many 90 + ratings over the years. The Wine Spectator’s James Laube calls DeLoach “one of California’s best producers of Chardonnay” and Wine and Spirits has proclaimed DeLoach “Winery of the Year” nine times.

    Jean Charles Boisset, Owner of Deloach has been included “Power List” of the fifty most important people in the wine world each year by Decanter.

    Mr. Jean Charles Boisset
    Mr. Jean Charles Boisset

    Source: Vinfolio.

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