(Another) Year in the Vineyard Wine Blog, Week 21 by Wes Hagen

(Another) Year in the Vineyard Week #21, July 30-August 5, 2010 With Wes Hagen, Clos Pepe Welcome to the new generation Year in the Vineyard Blog!  Last week I bought a High Def Flip camera, and it arrived a few days ago and I got busy!  Just so happened that the day I received it we had a meeting of the Santa Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance, and there were some great personalities there that I couldn’t help but ask about the quality of the 2009 vintage of Pinot Noir in the SRH.  I managed to get Richard Sanford (Alma Rosa), Norm Yost (Flying Goat), Kathy Joseph (Fiddlehead Cellars) and Brandon Sparks Gilles on camera, and there’s a lot of excitement and unified belief that 2009 is an extraordinary vintage to look forward to.  (The wind noise is annoying, and I will keep it out of subsequent videos, but it is the Santa Rita Hills, and that wind makes the wine what it is.  Note the jackets and sweaters, even in August.)  NOTE:  THE VIDEO CAN BE WATCHED IN REGULAR OR