Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sierra Foothills/Nevada County Harvest Continues: Sierra Starr Winery (Grass Valley)

Phil Starr of Sierra Starr Vineyard and Winery,  located in Grass Valley, Nevada County/Sierra Foothills CA, sends these notes and photos:

“Harvest 2012 has begun here at Sierra Starr.  Two days ago we brought in the first of the Sauvignon Blanc grapes.  After processing, the juice analysis was right on at 23 brix and pH of 3.3.  Juice flavors were truly wonderful.  We will bring in the remaining Sauvignon Blanc grapes tomorrow.

We are looking for the Chardonnay, from Clarksburg, early next week.

Next up after the Sauvignon from our vineyard will be the first of the Zinfandels; harvest for the Zins will span at least a month as the different blocks mature.”


MORE ABOUT SIERRA STARR: Sierra Starr produces 2,500 cases and farms 15 acres just outside Grass Valley. Among their wines are Sauvignon Blanc, Un-Oaked Chardonnay, Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, Three Zinfandels (including Zinjolais), Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Bubblies, Inertia, the always- favorite Jack’s Blend and "Five Starr Port".   The Starrs bought an existing vineyard in 1995 with the intent of moving their flower growing nursery from the Monterey Bay area onto the vacant land on the parcel.  The nursery didn't move but Phil felt the challenge of grape growing and making fine wine was one dream that he couldn't pass up.  


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