Sonoma County

Sonoma County, located on the northern coast of the U.S. state of California, is the largest (in area) and northernmost of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. Its population at the 2010 census was 483,878. Its largest city and county seat is Santa Rosa.Sonoma is the southwestern county and largest producer of California's Wine Country region, which also includes Napa, Mendocino, and Lake counties. It has 13 approved American Viticultural Areas and over 250 wineries. In 2002, Sonoma County ranked as the 32nd county in the United States in agricultural production. As early as 1920, Sonoma County was ranked as the eighth most agriculturally productive U.
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  • Margot Patterson Doss Vineyard Walk

    … winery in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County has honored Margot Patterson Doss with a one-mile vineyard walk. We last took this walk in 2011 on a beautiful warm, sunny day in November. It is an easy and casual walk that educates visitors about the various grape varities in the vineyards of Foppiano. The Fall colors in the vineyards were…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 2 readers -
  • Nalle “Henderlong” Zinfandel 2011

    … Zinfandel and associated mixed black field blends are fun explorations of California terroir. One of my most enjoyable wine diversions is seeking out top bottlings from as many of these old California vineyards as possible. My experience has been that with so much history to the vines and such varied plantings, there is a lot of amazing…

    Just Grapes- 4 readers -
  • 2 Great Cabernets from B.R. Cohn

    … I had a chance to meet Dan Cohn for dinner earlier this fall. We met for an old school steak dinner at the famous Durant’s steakhouse in Phoenix Arizona and of course to taste some wines. Dan, is the son of Bruce Cohn, founder of the winery. Bruce is also the manager of a band called The Doobie Brothers, and has been since 1970. Bruce founded…

    Weekly Wine Journalin Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • Passaggio

    … this bottle would only enrich your turkey dinner. Passaggio Wines makes many other great bottles, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Rose, Grenache, Sangiovese. Cindy also makes two other Pinot Noirs, a Sonoma County and Napa Valley. Posted by SLHousman Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Reactions: Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Subscribe To …

    Wine with SLHousmanin Sauvignon Blanc- 5 readers -
  • John Jordan Education Center ribbon cutting ceremony

    …, give students access to a computer lab for workshops and homework, teach youths business development skills and offer optional entrepreneurial development or skill-building classes. Videographer, photographer, writer and publicist. Find me on weekends trying to capture footage of the elusive Jordan Estate jack rabbits and turkeys. If you like this post, please visit us on Facebook. Subscribe to The Journey via RSS or Email to receive instant updates. …

    Lisa Mattson/ The Jordan Journey- 3 readers -
  • My #ZinfandelDay experiences – [mostly value] Zinfandels

    … was traveling, so it was the whole different game. Once again, I was in California. As it was mentioned many times in this blog, when I’m in a close proxomity of Trader Joe’s which sells wine, then Trader Joe’s it is. So I went to Trader Joe’s and bought 3 different Zinfandel wines – two of the Trader Joe’s own labels, and Ravenswood. Literally next…

    Talk-A-Vino- 5 readers -
  • Grapes, Not Wines, Are Impacted by AVAs

    … for a wine bottle to don the Chablis, Pomerol, Bordeaux Supérieur, Bâtard-Montrachet or any number of other appellations, much more than simply controls on where the wine’s grapes were grown come into play. The French AOC system goes well beyond simply drawing lines around a region. AOC rules, unlike AVA rules, dictate (or at least strongly nudge) a wine…

    Tom Wark/ Fermentation- 1 readers -
  • Cliffs Wine Picks – Nov 3, 2014 to Nov 9, 2014

    … approach is straightforward: find intense, flavorful grapes; intrude upon the process only when necessary; draw the fruit’s distinctive character and richness into the wine. My Tasting Note The wine is a deep ruby to maroon color. The very enticing nose has brambly berries, cherry, black pepper, licorice, warm baking spices, charred meat…

    Cliff's Wine Picks- 1 readers -
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  • Visiting Wine Country in the Winter

    … What's it like to visit the Sonoma/Napa area in the winter? And how does it differ from summer travel to Northern California? February in the Russian River Valley The first thing on your mind is Weather As always, you can't control the weather. You might see pouring rain and chilly temps or you can get sunny and 70. Mid-Dec through early Feb…

    Bob Hunnicutt/ Bob on Sonoma- 1 readers -
  • Winemaker 2 Winemaker: Conversation with Joel Peterson

    … and place. As a corollary think Nureyev and Ballet. No wimpy Ballet Dancer. Or think Einstein, no wimpy physicist. Of course you could also think powerful as in Thor, No wimpy Norse God. NC: When you were starting down the path of winemaking was there a single person who you felt was an important inspiration for your style or did you pull from…

    Nova Cadamatre- 3 readers -
  • Wines of the Week: November 15, 2014

    … it, and buy more for now. 2008 Ridge California Mazzoni Home Ranch Sonoma County 14.5% abv | $27 This is a field blend of zinfandel, carignane, and petite sirah, planted 100 years ago in rocky soils in a vineyard just north of Geyserville; the plot is currently dry-farmed. The wine has a lustrous ruby color and the woodsy scent of crushed pine…

    Meg Houston Maker/ Maker's Tablein Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • We Can All Use a Respite

    … in aging. A dark ruby hue is opaque at the center; the bouquet seethes with notes of black raspberry and black currant, touches of cedar, caraway and sandalwood, with a pungent strain of graphite, rosemary, black olives and caramelized fennel. This is an earth-bound, rock-carved cabernet sauvignon, settled on a deep foundation of loamy granitic…

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