Russian River

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

    … golds at prestigious wine competitions, Portalupi still flies quite under the radar but, make no mistake about it, this is an absolutely top shelf California winery, offering wines that are beautifully crafted and stunningly delicious. BEST BETS: Portalupi Russian River Zinfandel 2012: 94 Points Portalupi Pinot Noir Il Migliori Vyd, Russian River 2012…

    By The Pour Fool

    Crispy Sea Bass with Soba Noodles

    … Blanc Russian River Valley, CA Sourced fruit from the cool Russian River Valley, this beautiful wine’s perfumed aromatics indicate immediately that it is pure 100% California Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes from the Chalk Ridge Vineyards were used in making this inaugural Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc. The ideal growing season was typical…

    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

    …, I especially enjoyed this chardonnay’s 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…

    15 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell