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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    • Iron Horse Vineyards | Sebastopol, CA

      Iron Horse Vineyards in Sebastopol, CA was by far my biggest wine related surprise of the year. I mean this in the best possible way for a couple different reasons. Iron Horse Ranch & Vineyards I love Champagne, but I tend to stay away from California Sparkling Wines. While there are some standouts, I find many of them too sweet and lacking the tiny, delicate Methode C ...

    • One Last Top Ten List

      Here is my third (and final) top Ten List of Wines. The first was my list of top wines that I consumed from my own private cellar. The second was the top ten wines that I tasted from Dry Creek Valley. this list, for lack of a better name, is the Top Ten Wines Sampled from Everywhere Else. Yeah, I need to work on the title. 2013 Anthill Farms Pinot Noir Campbell Ranch Vineyard: Retail $46.

      the drunken cyclistin Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Pinot Noir- 2 readers -
    • Cameron Hughes Lot 266 Los Carneros Pinot Noir, 2009

      When it comes to Pinot Noir, appellation is everything. At least, that's my view. Of course, Burgundy is the appellation, but I've never been able to afford the really good red Burgundies. Occasionally, I can find a good Bourgogne Rouge, but at that level I tend to prefer Pinots from California's North Coast--Anderson Valley, Russian River and Sonoma Coast.

      Fred Mctaggart/ Artisan Wine on a Budget- 7 readers -
  • A Scotsman and His Russian Chard

    … Russian River Valley Chardonnay is one of those wines that can please a broad variety of palates, specifically those people who don’t like Chardonnay. This wine has it all: acidity, creaminess, notes of melon, peach, green apple, judicious oak and vanilla, a weight in the palate and is actually definable unlike the majority of tedious Chardonnays…

    Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundzin Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Why do Millennials go to wine bars?

    … the women on Tinder. The other day when I was doing observation work for this blog post at the Russian River Brewery. I don't believe I saw anyone in banker's clothes. T-shirts and tats ruled except for the tourists. I have to think real men go to brew pubs until they have to get a real job and wind up working for the man and wearing banker's clothes…

    Bob Hunnicutt/ Bob on Sonoma- 4 readers -
  • Unique Ways to Travel around Wine Country

    … Burn off those Cabernet calories with a multi-day bike tour through Monterey and Big Sur. Cycle along scenic Highway 1, which famously runs along the California coast, to arrive at the nationally renowned Santa Ynez Valley vineyards. Bike enthusiasts start at Carmel-by-the-Sea, ride past the sea lions at Point Lobos, through the redwoods along Big…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 6 readers -
  • Bob Cabral’s next step

    … I am so pleased that Bob Cabral has landed a job that according to his lights will be all that he is looking for. I’ve known Bob for a long time, since my days as California editor of Wine Enthusiast. It was under that guise that Bob always arranged for me to get tasting samples of the latest Williams Selyem releases. Now, given Williams…

    STEVE HEIMOFFin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Our Sipping Plans for 2015

    … this year. Some super close, others a little more of a trek. The Breweries: Chico's Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. A big player and worth the time for a tour! Eel River Brewing Taproom & Grill. The Country's first certified organic brewery. Russian River Brewing Co. Simply because we love it and we have family living in the area. Makes…

    Kelly Fugina/ Sipped In Californiain Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Crab Cakes with Curry Aioli

    … the heat. Drizzle the crab cakes with 2 tablespoons of oil and broil for about 12 minutes or until golden and crisp (ok to turn once). Transfer to plates and drizzle with curry aioli. Add a lightly dressed arugula salad if desired. Recipe courtesy of Food & Wine magazine. LIMITED CAMBRIDGE CELLARS SAUVIGNON BLANC DRY CREEK VALLEY, CA Cambridge…

    WineStylesin Sauvignon Blanc- 2 readers -
  • Are you a beer trader or a beer traitor?

    … states and visited over 300 unique breweries. We’ve met some stellar people, enjoyed amazing beers with brewers and owners, and shared in the love for craft beer. Many of the greatest breweries in the world are right here in my backyard {my opinion of course} but there are an astronomical amount of great breweries out there and much of that beer…

    Moxie Lady- 2 readers -
  • Me and Merry

    …, and is still one of only a few women running her own vineyard. I talked about her views on the evolution of California Pinot Noir in one of my WashingtonExec wine columns in 2013. Merry was very accommodating and made time to chat with each table. La Bergerie is a quality French restaurant that has been around a long time. It was a perfect…

    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 Russian River Valley, California, USA …

    Shiba Sommelierin Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Williams Selyem Winery | Healdsburg, CA

    … Selyem Winery is perched on a gorgeous piece of property in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma, CA – a place where the delicate and often finicky Pinot Noir grape tends to thrive. A perfect Fall day in the Russian River Valley Vibrant Fall colors in the Russian River Valley Unmarked & gated entry to the Williams Selyem Winery Fruit…

    Wine-ding Road Blogin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 8 readers -
  • Due Vigne Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto

    … to receive! Nebbiolo Cinnamon Hill Vineyard 2011. The color is a ruby-magenta. The wine starts off—seconds after the cork had been popped—with dark fruit and black cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, and lots of dusty minerals. After a couple of hours those have evolved to smoky aromas. The 2011 is in a great spot and the wine continues to evolve…

    enotecaMarcellain Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 6 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 -
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