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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    • Due Vigne Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto

      You won’t catch me in any big box or department stores on Black Friday; I’m usually hitting the trails. But for the past two years I have sought middle ground by supporting local and small businesses. Last year I attended the Surf City Vintners Art, Wine, & Gift Bazaar here in Santa Cruz, a fantastic event for finding quality gifts from local artisans and always the spot to ...

      enotecaMarcellain Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 6 readers -
    • Williams Selyem Winery | Healdsburg, CA

      Williams Selyem Winery If I had to declare a favorite wine, without hesitation it would be Pinot Noir. There are a million other varietals that I love to drink but in my mind, nothing compares to an amazing Pinot. And this weekend I had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite California Pinot Noir makers, Williams Selyem.

      Wine-ding Road Blogin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 8 readers -
    • Wines of the Week: Davis Bynum Pinot Noir, Theme and Variations

      Davis Bynum was the first winery to produce a single-vineyard Russian River Pinot Noir. That was in 1973, and in the intervening 40 years countless winemakers have followed suit. The estate currently farms two vineyards: The 87-acre River West Vineyard skirts a curl of the Russian River just off the Old Redwood Highway; its alluvial soils are planted exclusively to Chardonnay.

      Meg Houston Maker/ Maker's Tablein Pinot Noir- 5 readers -
  • Me and Merry

    … Russian River 2012) and the Peking duck French style (Pinot Noir Meredith Estate 2009). One course decisively confirmed the fact that neither of us like foie gras, but it was served with a very enjoyable 2012 late harvest Sauvignon Blanc. I’ve read that the 2012 growing season in California was almost perfect, so I was surprised by how restrained…

    Chris Parente/ chrisparente.comin Sauvignon Blanc- 2 readers -
  • 2011 Walter Hansel “Cuvée Alyce” Chardonnay Not sure...

    … 2011 Walter Hansel “Cuvée Alyce” Chardonnay Not sure about the hat, but I’m ready for my picnic in the Russian River Valley! Golden apples, golden flowers, lemon curd, and Meyer lemon on the nose. More pronounced lemon curd on the palate along with a hint of oxidative and malolactic notes. Lush body. 3/5 bones $$$ Chardonnay 14.2% abv…

    Shiba Sommelierin Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Today's Beer News

    … Today's Beer News There's a lot going on in the beer world. Some of it's funny, the last item significant. Old Ex-Commie Calls American Beer Filthy Water The Czech president says nobody has better beer than the Czechs, but had to call out American beer because he still hates capitalist warmongers. X-Rated Beer from Austria…

    Bob Hunnicutt/ Bob on Sonoma- 3 readers -
  • 2012 WALT “Dutton Ranch” Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

    … flavors with a soft silky finish. abv: 14.9% How much: $50.00 Region/Appellation: Sonoma Coast, Russian River. I rated the 2012 WALT “Dutton Ranch” Sonoma Coast Chardonnay four glasses. The Chardonnay was really good. We saved it for the next day and enjoyed it again. Life is too short to drink crappy wine! @BillsWineWander Like this: Like Loading... About the author…

    Bill Thompson/ Bills Wine Wandering- 3 readers -
  • Monte Degli Angeli Piemonte Pinot Noir, 2011

    …, with morning fog, is similar to that of Burgundy and other good Pinot growing areas such as the Anderson Valley of California. And while Barolo is often considered a "big" wine, that is more because of its tannins, big flavors and ability to age. Nebbiolo actually has many similarities to good Pinot Noir: with its haunting fragrance, lively acids…

    Fred Mctaggart/ Artisan Wine on a Budgetin Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • America’s Top Twenty-Five Beers: The Fool-Frontal “Must Haves”

    … balance of its parts, while sparing nothing at all in its hoppy smack-down of your taste buds. Where Pliny was quite accurately described to me by one Denver beer geek as “lickin’ a pine tree”, Heady is a smidge of the tree with some spruce tips and rosemary tossed in, and some chewy, light-caramel malts that show toasted bread, nuts, and ample citrus…

    The Pour Foolin Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Dispatch From the Great American Beer Festival

    … on my phone and saw it was a barrel aged blueberry sour beer and I had to have it. One Denver brewery that I’d gone to check out right after landing was Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, a brewery that focuses on sour, funky beers. They had an amazing selection on hand for GABF. I particularly enjoyed their Batch #100 (barrel-fermented Wild Wild…

    Nora Mcgunnigle/ The Alcohol Professor- 1 readers -
  • 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…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 1 readers -
  • 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…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 5 readers -
  • A Perfect Poizin – Armida Wines

    … A Halloween Meal This Halloween I was running around frantically, preparing for an impromptu dinner party, after deciding that the appropriate thing to serve would be braised beef tongue with gravy and horseradish crème fraiche. On the side was a (large) stuffed zucchini from my garden, a few appetizers, and for dessert – a plethora of trashy…

    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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