Russian River

For other uses, see Russian River.The Russian River, a southward-flowing river, drains 1,485 square miles (3,846 km2) of Sonoma and Mendocino counties in Northern California. With an annual average discharge of approximately 1,600,000 acre feet (2.0 km3), it is the second largest river (after the Sacramento River) flowing through the nine county Greater San Francisco Bay Area with a mainstem 110 miles (177 km.) long.
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    • America’s Top Twenty-Five Beers: The Fool-Frontal “Must Haves”

      Years ago, while working as a newspaper writer and reviewer in North Carolina, I was asked by a friend with another newspaper to compose my list of all-time favorite movies. This was going to be in print, with my name attached, so I got borderline obsessive about it; revised it maybe fifty times, and still wasn’t satisfied.

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    • 2012 WALT “Dutton Ranch” Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

      Product was provided for free however the review is my honest opinion. I participated in another Cellarpass Tv Live show. This weeks show was a Wine Country Fashion Show & Wine tasting. I’m not a huge fashion fan but I could see the ladies were having a great time. With winter around the corner we have to start exchanging our summer clothes for the fall winter wardrobe.

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  • Monte Degli Angeli Piemonte Pinot Noir, 2011

    … and complex flavor profile. As for Monte Degli Angeli, it is a medium light Pinot color, bright and lively. I note the spicy cherry/cranberry tones of North Coast California Pinots--Anderson Valley, Russian River, Sonoma Coast. Ginger on the nose, slight pepper on the tongue. It's definitely not sweet, and it's definitely in the very early stages of its…

    Fred Mctaggart/ Artisan Wine on a Budgetin Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • Dispatch From the Great American Beer Festival

    … – with over 700 breweries pouring more than 3,500 beers, I’m happy to let others stand in line for the crazy sought after stuff (like Dogfish Head, 3 Floyds, Cigar City, New Glarus, Russian River, and Allagash, to name a few) while I scoot over to a brewery I’ve never heard of before from Wyoming or Washington State or New York. I don’t care that much…

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  • Hit the Champagne Route

    … sparkling wine is in the Anderson Valley of Mendocino County. Roederer Estate and Scharffenberger Cellars make great sparkling wines. In the Russian River wine region, J Vineyards, Iron Horse Vineyards, and Korbel also make sparkling wine. Korbel has been around so long that they actually use “Champagne” on their label. They can do this because…

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  • Barrel tasting in wine country

    … visitors to taste from the tank or barrel is not that easy. Some winery tours offer barrel tasting and others offer barrel tasting only to their wine club members. One association offers a huge weekend event strictly for barrel tasting at all of its member wineries. represents wineries in the Healdsburg and Russian River areas of Sonoma…

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  • A Perfect Poizin – Armida Wines

    … ever tasted at, while camping in Russian River with college friends. It was one of the first bottles of wine I ever purchased from a winery, so opening this was a long-awaited occasion for me. My guess is that the 2004 vintage of this bottle is probably at its peak now. It was rich, smooth, and well balanced; not overly sweet or jammy, as one would…

    Jenna & Wine | Jenna & Winein Pinot Noir- 2 readers -
  • Lots of wine books, not very many good ones

    … to impose your own will and conditions upon it. Some books claim to have identified historical trends, but as the immortal baseball manager and existentialist philosopher, Casey Stengel, warned, “Never make predictions, especially about the future.” The psychologist and Nobel economics laureate Daniel Kahneman expanded on this: “Most successful pundits…

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  • Louis Latour Marsannay, 2006

    …, it is a very good value. Very light in color, but that's not necessarily a bad sign for a Pinot. The aromas and flavors move toward strawberry on the spectrum. Delicate and ripe. Well worth exploring every nook and cranny. Lacey fruit flavors, a beautiful match for the delicate flavors and texture of rainbow trout. Compared to Anderson Valley and Russian…

    Fred Mctaggart/ Artisan Wine on a Budgetin Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • Tales From: Russian River Valley–Halleck Vineyard

    … Sebastopol fruit with white pepper and some mushroom. The fruit was sourced from neighbors’ backyard vineyards and the “contracts” consist of a firm hand shake. This might classify as “whoa”. Pomegranate. Depth a go-go. Outstanding. 92-94 Points. 2009 Halleck The Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir: Retail $75. From 2 acres at practically sea level in Russian River…

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  • Sonoma: A Wine & Food Affair

    … of Tasting Along the Wine Road. Throughout the weekend, guests will have the opportunity to visit the 116 participating wineries stretching across Sonoma County’s Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys, sampling wine and food pairings along the way. Attendees have the option to purchase tickets for Sunday only or both days of the event…

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  • Stryker Sonoma Winery is our Wine Country Photo of the Day

    … to the east. Turn left on Healdsburg Ave. In a couple of miles pick up Highway 128 on the right. It will take you over the beautiful Russian River. When you get to the stop sign, take a left and head north about a mile or two to Stryker-Sonoma winery. At that stop sign on the corner, we suggest you also stop in at the Medlock Ames tasting room. It is a very…

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  • Visting Sonoma for the Wine? The Beer?

    … Thousands come to Sonoma County to sip from the hundreds of winery tasting rooms. There's everything from Korbel with their millions of cases of bubbly to guys making a couple hundred cases a year. You might be surprised by how many come for the craft beer. Russian River Brewery and Lagunitas are the most famous, but there are a couple dozen…

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  • Fall colors in wine country

    … From now through November it is Fall color time in wine country View Fall colors in wine country – Russian River area It is Fall colors in wine country from now through November. This is a wonderful time to visit the wine country and catch Fall colors. Except for Thanksgiving weekend, wine country is much less crowded. One of our favorite roads…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getawaysin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • Spotlight Winery: Cesar Toxqui Cellars

    … on steroids. 2011 Zinfandel, Immigrant, Russian River, $24, 14.3% alc. There is a lot going on in this wine. Bright strawberry and cherry fruit meet dusty cocoa, rose petal, and brambly raspberry. This wine has many flavors and enough of each to allow it to pair with a wide variety of foods. MV Ruthless Red, $18, 14.5% alc. The MV stands for multiple…

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