One more time we explore many of those crazy winemaker terms that we seldom understand.  Thirty-nine winemakers give their definitions to the words we know and love:

1-Maceration – Claire Weinkauf of Picayune Cellars, Napa Valley

2-Volcanic Soil – Christopher Vandendriessche of White Rock Vineyards, Napa Valley

3-Champagne – Jean-Charles Boisset of JCB Collection, France

4-Biodynamic – Lynn Grace of Wise Acre Vineyard, Napa Valley

5-Thief – Bo Felton of Migration Winery, Sonoma

6-Delestage – Bryan Kays of Trefethen Family Vineyards, Napa Valley

7-Delestage – Megan Baccitich of Paul Hobbs Winery, Sonoma

8-Concrete Egg – Dave Bos of Bos Wine, Napa Valley

9-Generational Farming – Randy Lange of LangeTwins Family Winery, Lodi

10-Batonnage – Justin Seidenfeld of Rodney Strong Vineyards, Sonoma

11-Tannins – Yannick Rousseau of Y. Rousseau Wines, Napa Valley

12-Sur Lies – Brooks Painter of Castello di Amorosa, Napa Valley

13-Vineyard Designate – George Martinelli of Martinelli Winery, Sonoma

14-Gravity Flow Winery – Matt Murphy of Presqu’ile Winery, Santa Maria

15-Brettanoyces – Kathleen Inman of Inman Family Wine, Sonoma

16-Proprietary Blend – Jennifer Roberts of Picayune Cellars, Napa Valley

17-Overcropping – Richie Allen of Rombauer Vineyards, Napa Valley

18-Weight, Texture & Density – Aron Weinkauf of Spottswoode Winery, Napa Valley

19-Pigage – Greg Morthole of Davis Bynum Winery, Sonoma

20-Silverado Clone – Russ Weis of Silverado Vineyards, Napa Valley

21-Varietal – Jean Hoefliger of Alpha Omega Winery, Napa Valley

22-Wente Clone – Molly Hill of Sequoia Grove Winery, Napa Valley

23-Vinifera – Steve Fennell of Sanford Winery & Vineyards, Santa Rita Hills

24-Vine Anatomy – Tom Gamble of Gamble Family Vineyards, Napa Valley

25-Free Run Juice – Michael Zardo of Ten Acre, Sonoma -Free Run Juice

26-Racking – Mark Donati of Donati Family Vineyards, Templeton

27-Field Blend – Don Van Staaveren of Three Sticks Wine, Sonoma

28-Appellation-Charlie Meeker of The Meeker Vineyard, Sonoma

29-Gaglioppo Grape-Vincenzo Ippolito of Ippolito 1845 Wine, Italy

30-Merlot Grape-Paul Leary of Blackbird Vineyard, Napa Valley

31-Bloom-Phil Steinschriber of WaterMark Wines, Napa Valley

32-Stress-Pam Starr of Crocker & Starr Wines, Napa Valley

33-Decanting-Christopher Tynan of Cliff Lede Vineyards, Napa Valley

34-Whore’s Wine-Aaron Pott of Pott Wine, Napa Valley

35-Fruit Forward-Steve Johnson of Parallel 44 Wines, Kewaunee, Wisconsin

36-Organic-Brett deLuze of ZD Wines, Napa Valley

37-Terroir-Kenny Kahn of Blue Rock Vineyard, Sonoma

38-Dry Farming-Marcus Goodfellow of Matello Wines, Willamette Valley, Oregon

39-Clone-Sara Fowler of Peju Province Winery, Napa Valley

Written by Ray Fister

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