Rick Longoria of Longoria Wines
Today, in part four of our five part roundtable series: pricing rationale, picking maturity, more discussions on alcohol and ripeness in today’s “newer” Pinot Noirs, site-specific clones, and Chardonnay anyone?
A few facts: while the soils of the two areas differ somewhat (gravely and loamy in the south; sandy in the north), the climate remains nearly identical in both – cold and windy. Two major east-west roads pass through the AVA, Santa Rosa Road on the south and Hwy 246 on the north. Both lead to Lompoc, which has quickly become the ‘de facto’ wine capitol of the AVA.
Links to todays guests:
Santa Rita Hills Wine Growers Alliance: www.staritahills.com
Sponsor: The Beaches of South Walton: www.beachesofsouthwalton.com
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