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Soil Sampling

Soil Sampling
Ever since we planted our two clones of Pinot noir, Pommard and 667, they have grown at different rates. The Pommard is wonderful but the 667 is weak. I have heard from many growers that the 667 is just slower to take hold, yields a little less than the Pommard but makes great wine. I want to make sure it is not the soil, so I took 10 samples in the vineyard and sent them off to A & L labs. Will get results next week. Don’t know what I’m actually hoping for…

Is the soil OK ???

is the soil goodTo determine which clones of grapes would be best for our land we took professional soil samples. They dug several holes 6-7’ deep to evaluate the soil composition at different depths. After laboratory analysis our wine expert will advise us on the amemdments needed for the soil and the optimum root stock and Pinot Noir clone.

The soil was excellent, with 6-18” of topsoil. The soil underneath had the usual suspects for the Russian River; clay, granite dust and shells.