Carneros

    My Big Ass Chardonnay's

    … versions – yes they are big ass wines, and no apologies are necessary – a lot of people still adore this style and they are damn tasty. Rombauer 2013 Carneros Chardonnay ($36) is the quintessential oak and butter bomb. Vanilla, citrus, sour cream, lemon curd and lots of buttery goodness overflow in this wine. There is a huge market for this style…

    By Boozehoundz

    Bouchaine Pinot Noir `10 #BouchaineWines #CarnerosWine

    …Napa Valley's Carneros AVA on NY's Gold Coast: Lunch with Bouchaine Vineyard's Greg Gauthier. We're surrounded by wine in NY - spoilt for choice actually; it's a city of 8 million people - with a galaxy of wine shops and restaurants to choose from, so how do we decide? Price? Recommendation? Reputation of the maker/area? There are so many choices…

    6 readers - By Anna Uncorked

    2012 Robert Sinskey Vineyards Scintilla Sonoma Vineyard Vin de...

    …2012 Robert Sinskey Vineyards Scintilla Sonoma Vineyard Vin de Terroir Abraxas This is a quality producer in California producing some really excellent Old World style (in this case, Alsatian) juice! Lemon, pear, Golden Delicious apple skin with white and yellow flowers. Hints of honeysuckle and saffron. Some waxy notes along with green pepper, grass, and cashews. Hints of lychees right before the finish. 4/5 bones $$$ Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer 13.5% abv Los Carneros, California, USA…

    By Shiba Sommelier

    Week 2- How to Decide When to Pick Pinot Noir

    …Up until late last week Brix were climbing rapidly. Then in the middle of the week we had some showers come through which has slowed the progression. We’ve now had foggy mornings and cool nights returning, finally! While at the beginning of last week it seemed certain that Pinot Noir would come in late…

    1 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

    A visit to an old-new winery in Carneros

    …   I’m in Carneros today, visiting one of Jackson Family Wines’ newest estates, Carneros Hills, on the site the former Buena Vista vineyard and production facility on Ramal Road, on the Sonoma County side of that sprawling appellation, just over the Napa line. Well do I remember the acclaim and hope that greeted Carneros’s emergence…

    13 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

    #SpainLove: Gloria Ferrer’s 22nd Annual Catalan Festival 07/19/14 & 07/20/2014

    … 22nd Annual Catalan Festival, happening this weekend in Sonoma, CA! Photo courtesy: Gloria Ferrer Vineyards & Caves  Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards (WL, FB, Tw, YT), owned by the Ferrer family of tremendous Freixenet (WL, FB, Tw, P) Cava fame, is the first sparkling wine house in Carneros-Sonoma, as well as the first Catalan Cava house…

    5 readers - By Vinopanion

    Viva Espana!

    … main street with the colors, smells and sounds of Spain. Along the way they will sample savory tapas, enjoy paella and cooking demonstrations, and participate in educational seminars, cocktail demonstrations,food & wine pairings and a festive grape stomp. Along Las Ramblas, stop and state the Gloria Ferrer Carneros sparkling and estate…

    4 readers - By Luscious Lushes