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    SonomaChat 25th Twitter Chat Anniversary Oct22

    … by searching the #sonomachat hashtag on twitter, and can view past conversations Use hashtag all week to chat, ask questions or give out tips, advice and PLEASE post photos. SonomaChat Ambassadors: Past Guest Host List: Future Guest Hosts 2014: Nov. 5th – Russian River Growers Association Nov. 12th – Stryker Sonoma Nov. 19th – Thralls Wines Nov. 26th – Holiday Edition – Thanksgiving Dec. 3rd – Halleck Vineyards Dec. 10th – J Vineyards & Winery Dec. 17th – Winery Geek App at Wine Country This Week…

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    Weekly Interview: Blair Poynton

    … surrounded by breathtaking scenery. When we have more time, escapes to the mountains or to Central Coast are always good options. What’s the best wine you’ve ever tasted? The most interesting? Both questions can be answered with one wine: Colomé Auténtico Malbec, grown at 7,000 ft in Salta, Argentina. The vines are on their original rootstock – over 140…

    5 readers - By Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Weekly Interview: Timm Crull

    … and passion shone when I interviewed him. Check out the interview below the fold. What is your general winemaking philosophy? Spend more time in the vineyard. The most important thing is to grow great grapes. Whatever the necessary steps are to insure the highest quality – do it! Because of our size and scale, we choose to focus on making great…

    6 readers - By Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Take a drive on Westside Road – wine, trees and river

    …. This road begins on the outskirts of Healdsburg and winds its way to Russian River Road. Take Russian River Road to the tiny resort town of Guerneville on the Russian River. Westside Road spans two wine appellations, the Dry Creek Valley and the Russian River Valley. Two wineries we like in the Dry Creek Valley on this road are Armida Winery and Mill…

    5 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

    Three from Viluko Vineyards

    …, and there is a strong sense of stewardship of the land with the incorporation of diverse practices of sustainability throughout. (Click image to enlarge.) All this looks great on paper, but how are the wines? As has been the case so often lately, we took possession of the samples sent to us and then gave them plenty of time to recover from…

    2 readers - By George Heritier/ Gang of Pour On Wine

    Nine Wineries You (Probably) Never Heard of…But Should

    …, juicy red and white editions, packaged in 1 Liter milk bottles(!), (I believe two liters are also available) just as Marina Portalupi used to do in Piedmonte and even after she moved to Sonoma. They even deliver them, ala the old-style milk trucks, to Sonoma County doorsteps, when you join their Luna Apassionata Wine Club. Despite winning numerous…

    1 readers - By The Pour Fool

    Crispy Sea Bass with Soba Noodles

    … to the skillet, skin side down, and cook over high heat until crisp, about 4 minutes. Flip the fillets and cook until just opaque throughout, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer the soba and bok choy to shallow bowls and top with the fish, skin side up. Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds and serve. Recipe courtesy of Chasing Venus Chasing Venus Sauvignon…

    1 readers - By WineStyles

    Simi, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, California, 2005, 15.5% abv

    …Start with two wine geeks – one with a broken finger suffered on a recent trip at the Simi winery and one with extreme WSET pre-exam stress. Throw in a Friday evening and three bottles of Simi Russian River Valley Chardonnay from 2011, 2010 and 2005 and all of a sudden you two very relaxed wine geeks and a small party. Three bottles? Well, we…

    15 readers - By winellama

    WBC 14: Best Wines

    … creeping moss and stoniness that was present from sniff to finish. Wildflower honey, peaches, and a floral nose made for a refreshing, complex glass. 4. Davis Bynum Dijon Clone 115, Russian River Valley This delicious wine, the best of the red wine liveblogging competitors, had a finish to die for. It was subtle on first sip, which belied…

    15 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    Benziger Winery Biodynamic on SonomaChat

    … luxury and educational tastings with some really special, high-end biodynamic wines. Ready to Taste? READY TO VISIT? - Explore wine tasting options including our new seated Pinot Noir tasting. For private groups or parties larger than 10, please contact events@benziger.com or call 707.935.3017. Benziger Family Winery: 1883 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442 | (888) 490-2739 Open daily from 10am – 5pm …

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    MacPhail Winery at The Barlow on SonomaChat

    … on their Wines UPCOMING EVENTS - 11th Annual Pinot on the River in Healdsburg, CA Saturday, October 26th, 2014 We always look forward to this fun-filled weekend of Pinot Noir. Join us for Sunday’s Pinot Noir Grand Tasting, with over 100 wineries plus guest Artisan Food Vendors all on the downtown Healdsburg Plaza Square. It’s a Sonoma County wine weekend…

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    Recent Sips of Pinot Noir

    … Recent Sips of Pinot Noir 2013 Alta Maria Carbonic Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 13.0% alc., $24. A Cru Beaujolais style Pinot Noir made with 100% carbonic maceration of whole cluster grapes without crushing or pumping over the free draining juice and bottled 4 months after harvest. · Light garnet color in the glass. A little funky upon opening…

    7 readers - By PinotFile