Sonoma Coast

    Pinot Noir & Chardonnay V: Kosta Browne Winery

    …, and one vineyard in the northwestern coastal area of the AVA. The wine aged 16 months in French oak, 46 percent new barrels. The color is medium ruby with an almost transparent rim; the amazingly complex and layered nose offers a seamless amalgam of cloves and menthol, violets and rose hips, with hints of loam, briers and iodine bolstering…

    5 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

    2007 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Vineyard – Bottle Notes

    … Vineyard is located on Roberts Road at the western base of Sonoma Mountain. Sojourn sources from two distinct blocks planted in the late 1990’s. Pale red in color. 14.5% ABV. Cherries, cloves and cola on the nose. Medium body and medium acidity. Cherries, strawberries, cinnamon and plenty of earth on the palate. Great finish. Simply a delicious wine…

    4 readers - By Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles

    September 27th at VINTAGES rolls into October 2nd with Taste Ontario

    … Taste Local, Love Local Photo (www.lcbo.com) This coming weekend’s VINTAGES release will parlay values from around the globe into the meeting place of Ontario stores. Many of the bargains tie directly into a PB and J campaign, a parochial bandwagon advertising juggernaut. The LCBO and Wine Country Ontario‘s #Tastelocal, #Lovelocal…

    1 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

    2008 Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast – Bottle Notes

    …2008 Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast – Bottle Notes by Tom Lee on September 18, 2014 Kanzler Vineyards, located in California near Sebasopol, was founded in 1996 by Stephen and Lynda Kanzler. Planted in 1996 in a former apple orchard, the vineyard quickly developed a reputation for producing world class Pinot Noir grapes featured in award winning…

    1 readers - By Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles

    2012 Migration Chardonnay, Charles Heintz Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

    … 2012 Migration Chardonnay, Charles Heintz Vineyard, Sonoma Coast Although the broad “Sonoma Coast” AVA is listed on the label, this wine was made from grapes grown in a single vineyard in Green Valley — a small AVA within the Russian River Valley AVA of Sonoma County. Green Valley is the coolest growing area in the Russian River Valley…

    3 readers - By Wine Lines

    Tasting Emeritus Pinot Noir Releases

    … Comminucations were understanding of my absence. Fast forward several weeks and things had calmed down, somewhat, so I was able to open and taste the wines, taking some notes along the way. We were sent two single vineyard pinot noirs, from Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley AVA's, respectively. Also, a rosé made from 100% pinot noir…

    1 readers - By Beau's Barrel Room

    Best of the West Sonoma County Wine: Where the Fog Doth Rest

    …Think of some of your favorite Pinot Noir producers from the Sonoma Coast: names like Littorai, Dumol, Failla, Flowers, Fort Ross, Hartford Court, MacPhail, Peay, Ramey and Siduri. Then add many that might be new, perhaps Alma Fria, Baker Lane, Ceritas, Freeman, Furthermore, Gros Venture and Soliste, and put them on a grassy tented knoll…

    2 readers - By Wine Oh TV

    Weekend Wine Notes: A bouquet of rosés and a few thorns

    … Today’s notes feature eight rosé wines, four from France, three from California and one from the state of Virginia. In style they range from ephemeral to fairly robust. I have to take shots at a couple of these examples, but those are the breaks in the realm of wine reviewing. No attempt at technical, historical, geographical or personal…

    8 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

    Wine of the Week

    … extent in the northeastern Italian region of Alto Adige, in the Tyrol Alps just south of Austria. There are outposts in other countries, such as Australia and New Zealand, and also in the states of Oregon and California, and it’s to the latter that we turn for today’s Wine of the Week, the Gundlach Bundschu Estate Vineyard Gewurztraminer 2013, Sonoma…

    2 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

    Two Pinot Noirs from “The Little One”

    … with damp limestone minerality. 14.2 percent alcohol. Production was 39 cases. I could drink this all Summer long. Excellent. About $30. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ La Pitchoune Pinot Noir 2012, Sonoma Coast, offers a transparent medium ruby color and enticing…

    10 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

    West of West “WOW” Wine Festival, Aug 1-3, 2014

    … Coast Vintners is an association formed to highlight the distinguished wines crafted from grapes grown on the coastline of West Sonoma County. Tickets are now available for this special weekend at Sebastopol’s The Barlow offering both wine lovers and the wine trade an insider taste of some of the most acclaimed cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay…

    3 readers - By Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV

    Wine of the Week

    …You’ll have to do a little searching for this beauty, My Readers, because the production is limited, but if you’re a fan of rosé wines, this is worth a phone call or visit to the winery website. The MacPhail Family Wines Rosé of Pinot Noir 2013, Sonoma Coast, offers a radiant copper-salmon color and bright aromas of dried red currants…

    7 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head