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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  • Today's Beer News

    … There's actually a town called Fücking in Austria. Also, in German "hell" means "light" as in a lighter beer. So some marketing genius has a new beer called Fücking Hell. What Lines People Up in Wine County? A new release from Silver Oak? No. It's the annual two-week availability of a triple IPA called Pliny the Younger from the Russian River…

    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 -
  • 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…

    Nora Mcgunnigle/ The Alcohol Professor- 1 readers -
  • Hit the Champagne Route

    …. The big difference, of course, is that in Champagne all the soil is limestone. This gives Champagne a mineral characteristic. The most concentrated area of sparkling wine is made in the Carneros and Napa Valley wine regions. You can follow our “Sparkling Wine Trail” to five wonderful sparkling wine houses. Another wonderful area to explore and taste…

    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

    … 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

    …. Here are some of the wine books that I’ve read over the past few years that I love and that are classics. Get them if you can: What Price Bordeaux? Benjamin Lewin, M.W. In Search of Pinor Noir: Benjamin Lewin, M.W. Postmodern Winemaking: Clark Smith Claret & Cabs: Benjamin Lewin, M.W. Secrets of the Sommeliers: Rajat Parr and Jordan…

    STEVE HEIMOFF- 2 readers -
  • 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

    … focused on well-known technology firms, but his love of wine eventually led him to work with several Northern California wineries (Iron Horse, St. Supéry, Kendall-Jackson). Ross moved to Sebastopol in 1991 and planted the one-acre vineyard where we were standing two years later as “a college fund for their children”. Ross poured us a bit of the wine…

    the drunken cyclistin Pinot Noir Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • 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…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways -
  • 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…

    Bob Hunnicutt/ Bob on Sonoma -
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