Sonoma Coast

  • 2013 Patz & Hall Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

    … 2013 Patz & Hall Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast An engaging nose of butter-kissed baking spices and apple, leading to stone fruit and lightly toasted nuts. A small hole mid-palate fills back in nicely at the end, inviting another sip. MSRP: $38 (November 2014) Wine Lines rating: 89 This entry was posted on Sunday, November 16th, 2014 at 3:04…

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  • Quick Sip: Petito Split Rock Vineyard 2008 Pinot Noir

    Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is Petito’s Split Rock Vineyard 2008 Pinot Noir from California’s Sonoma Coast appellation. This wine is a collaborative effort between winemakers Thomas Petito (the art side) and Chris Nelson (the science side). Aptly named, Split Rock's rocky soils and the cooling influence of the Petaluma Gap combine to consistently produce very good Chard ...

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  • MacPhail Tales: Chasing the Muse of of Terroir and Noir

    … a generation ago, the red Burgundies of France and the Pinot Noirs of the New World were hit and miss, more often than not a glass of V-8 or stewed fruit. Yet, even with this spotty record, the best Pinot Noir bottlings, like those from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in Burgundy, are the most sought-after wines in the world and command the highest prices…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Tasting Emeritus Pinot Noir Releases

    … at Charles 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…

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  • 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…

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