In California, what does the “Deep End” refer to?

A. Using 200% new oak in making Chardonnay (as in: going off the Deep End)

B. The lowest part of a vineyard where the soil is deeper and richer thanks to erosion

C. The westernmost part of the Anderson Valley, near the Pacific Ocean

D. The worry winemakers experience when they attempt to let a wine ferment with ambient yeast, but the yeast fails to work


The Deep End is the nickname for the coolest, westernmost part of the California’s Anderson Valley AVA in Mendocino. The area is an up-and-coming region for elegant Pinot Noirs and cool-climate Chardonnays.

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