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August / September 2018

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42 { THE SOMM JOURNAL } AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018 { new developments } The Tonella estate vineyard contains a variety of soils that range from rocky red volcanic to bale clay loam on the western side. Here, 11 Cabernet Sauvignon clones are planted on four rootstocks. They include the following: 039-16, Schwartzman, 101-14, and 1616C. PHOTO: JEREMY BALL by Michelle Ball PASSION v i s i o n + The Weimer Clone is a Samsonite, or suitcase, clone considered to be from Lafite. Rare and exotic, it's one of Sequoia Grove Winemaker Molly Hill's favorites for its intense wild-berry and floral aromas. The Healy Clone, which exudes chocolate notes, comes from a vineyard next to the Spottswoode winery in St. Helena. Clones 685 and 412 were planted per the suggestion of Andrew Walker, a renowned professor in the Viticulture and Enology Department at the University of California, Davis. : PHOTO COURTESY OF SEQUOIA GROVE SEQUOIA GROVE WINERY, ONE OF NAPA VALLEY'S PREMIER PRODUCERS, DOUBLES DOWN ON ITS FUTURE

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