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Geoff Gorsuch

Goosecross: Starting the Fermentation

by David on October 30, 2009

Wonder how we get the fermentation started? In this 2-minute video Goosecross Winemaker, Geoff Gorsuch, inoculates the Syrah (mixes and adds the yeast) to begin fermentation. Enjoy! Subscribe

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NVWR® 92 – Wine Blending: When and Why?

by David on September 29, 2009

There are so many ways to look at blending when it comes to wine – blending the varieties, different vineyards, locations, and barrel lots – it goes on and on. In this episode, Winemakers Geoff Gorsuch and Jeff Booth talk about the endless possibilities with Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education. There are so […]

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Goosecross: The “Green Harvest”

by David on September 3, 2009

Geoff does a show and tell on how and why clusters are often thinned as harvest approaches. Enjoy! Subscribe

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A Year In The Vineyard

by David on July 8, 2009

Managing a vineyard, like many of the most worthwhile things in life, is a labor of love. Before planting, the grower must make a thorough investigation of the soils and meso-climate1 on the site to determine what variety will perform best in that situation. He must select the various clones2 and rootstock hybrids3 to suit […]

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How We Make Our Estate Meritage

by David on June 20, 2009

In 2002, we had to re-plant our home vineyard here at the winery because the Chardonnay we planted in 1978 was diseased. The phrase “crisis as opportunity” comes to mind. After almost 25 years, we had a chance to take a fresh look at our property and re-evaluate what belongs here. It’s a process! We […]

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How We Make Our Estate Chardonnay

by David on June 20, 2009

Wine making is so simple, it was discovered by accident. Fresh grape juice, unattended, will become wine sooner or later. But here’s the hard part: will the wine be any good? Science helps us bottle wine that is much more predictably sound than it was 100 years ago, but we can’t make memorable wine in […]

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Welcome to Napa Valley Wine Radio! Thanks for listening! Winemakers, Geoff Gorsuch, Jeff Booth, and Bob Pepi discuss vineyard practices & their influence on quality. Their discussion includes influence of yields, hillside vs. valley-floor vineyards and deficit irrigation, among other topics.

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NVWR® 72 – Do Old Vines Make Better Wine?

by David on October 7, 2008

Do old vines make better wine? When you see “old vine” on the label, do you assume that the quality will be higher or the flavor more intense? I thought it would be interesting to explore the subject with Winemakers Geoff Gorsuch, Bob Pepi, and Jeff Booth. Enjoy! Winemakers: Jeff Booth, Geoff Gorsuch, Bob Pepi

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NVWR® 60 – The History of Goosecross

by David on January 29, 2008

In this episode, Goosecross owners Geoff Gorsuch and David and Colleen Topper chat with Nancy Hawks Miller, Director of Education, about how Goosecross got started and a few brief thoughts about where its future lies.

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In this episode Geoff Gorsuch, our Winemaker and winery co-owner, and Jeff Booth of Pepi-Booth consulting chat with Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, about what it takes to produce a number of varieties so well under one very small roof. Especially for our listeners, we […]

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