Russian River Valley Current Temperature
The Russian River Valley AVA occupies the geographic center of Sonoma County, where lower-lying riverbeds capture and embrace the waves of coastal fog that roll in every evening. As influential as it is evocative, this foggy mantle cools down the vines to preserve the fruit’s fresh acidity and promote full-flavored development. This area’s diversity of fractured sandstone and sandy loam soils provide optimal ground for cool-climate Burgundian varietals as well. Pinot noir from the Russian River Valley is renowned for its lush fruit and seductive aromatics.