Pinot’s Magical Kingdom

Mountain vineyards by the sea in northern Sonoma County

Pinot’s Magical Kingdom
Flowers winery’s Sea View Ridge Vineyard, in the Fort Ross–Seaview AVA, rises 1,900 feet above the pounding Pacific surf. (Adrian Gaut)
From the Sep 30, 2021, issue

In the Fort Ross–Seaview appellation on California’s rugged and remote Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir is coming on strong. Within view of the frigid, pounding Pacific Ocean, a dramatic topography shaped by the San Andreas Fault is proving an exceptional terroir for lush but precise Burgundy-style reds. In this story, we profile the wines and winemakers at the edge of the continent.

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