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  1. Cody Rasmussen
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    Do I understand correctly that, within the Rockpile AVA, there are only 160 acres that could be planted (presumably because of slope) and meet the elevation requirement for the AVA? Or is it 160 acres that are under vine currently?

  2. Jameson Fink
    Jameson Fink at | | Reply

    Wow, those shots looking down at the fog are fantastic. Mysterious!

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  5. Richard J Adams
    Richard J Adams at | | Reply

    Refreshing, delightful website, thanks to photos, comics, and writing that embraces whimsy, fact, and poetry. It’s so different. Seems the preference is to describe rather than judge the wines. But what do you say when the wine is flawed? It was recently said about the industry, “bottle variation is the wine industry’s elephant in the room.” (James Cabbine, CUBE Communications.) I love Mauritson and Ridge wines for example, but have had flawed bottles from both. Usually it’s a bad cork, but winemaking or cellaring decisions also can be responsible.

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