Knights Valley AVA, Sonoma County
Harvested October 26th, 2019 — Brix: 29.1, pH: 3.93, TA: .52
This fruit requires an adjustment to make a dry wine! We recommend adding around 2 liters of distilled water and 30 grams of tartaric acid per pail prior to fermentation. We’ll provide the tartaric! Check out our custom winemaking calculator to fine tune your winemaking.
The Knights Valley separates the northern tip of the Napa Valley from the Southern end of Sonoma’s Alexander Valley. It is the warmest and most rural AVA in Sonoma County. Beringer Vineyards established the region in the late 1960’s and remains the most prominent name in the area alongside the Peter Michael Winery.
The Knights Valley sits at the foot of Mount St. Helena and lays in the original path of the Russian River. The soils here are a unique combination of being both volcanic from the lava flows off St Helena and granitic alluvial from the old river bed. The land appears rocky and cobbled on the surface, but the soils run deep and very well draining.