If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you might recall seeing some pleas for "no rain" or "sunshine" dances over the past few weeks. That's because I was up in Oregon interview winemakers for this blog, spending everyday looking at and tasting from the carefully tended clusters of Pinot Noir from some of our favorite wineries - Westrey, McKinlay, Chehalem and Bethel Heights - among others. And it seemed to me, what they all needed was just a few more weeks of mostly dry weather and partial sunshine to maximize their potential.
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“It’s good to have a partner you’ve known since second grade,” Duncan Arnot-Meyers told me at the end of the 2007 harvest. He was referring to his collaborator and childhood friend Nathan Roberts, a second generation cooper, who was off building the French oak barrels they’d use for the new vintage of Arnot-Roberts.
Way, way out on the Sonoma Coast, on an isolated swath of land down 40 miles of winding, mountain roads, perched on a hilltop just four miles from the roiling and chilly Pacific Ocean are the Peay family vineyards. It’s often cold here. Sweater cold. Even in the summertime. And the risks of growing and ripening grapes here are great. Fortunately, though, when brothers Nick and Andy Peay were looking for vineyard land, they recognized that the rewards were potentially greater.
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