This week, I went into the archives and pulled out an old video I made in 2009, while on a trip through Napa and Sonoma. We were visiting a number of wineries, including St Francis Winery in Sonoma, and took a few minutes to stop along the road and shoot this quick video in the Pagani Ranch Vineyard, near Santa Rosa. These vines were planted in the 1890s and early 1900s and have massive trunks almost like trees. Most of the fruit from this vineyard ends up in either the St Francis or the Ridge bottlings, and it has always been a favorite of mine. The Ridge Pagani Ranch wines from the late 1980s and early 1990s were some of my first encounters with wines of this nature. My dad used to buy them and share with me, long before I really knew what fine wine was all about - although I do remember tasting some of those wines and really liking them. Enjoy the video, and please remember to like/subscribe (trying to get to 100 followers so I can update the URL on my YT page - so thanks in advance).
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Brian Mitchell runs The New England Wine Academy, and is responsible for the content of this blog. With 30 years of drinks industry experience, Brian has learned a few things, but everyday he is learning more. This blog helps to bring that knowledge to you.