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.
Posts about Sonoma County
    • Washington, Oregon wines shine in big California judging

      Mike Dunne, wine columnist for The Sacramento Bee, evaluates wines during Friday’s sweepstakes round at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition in Cloverdale, Calif. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) CLOVERDALE, Calif. – Nine wines from Washington and Oregon earned best-of-class distinction at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, which is the largest j ...

      Great Northwest Winein Cabernet Franc- 9 readers -
    • Artezin Dry Creek Valley and Mendocino County Zinfandel - Zin At Its Best

      BULK BUY! Zintastic! The 2012 Artezin Mendocino County Zinfandel and the 2011 Artezin Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel. Dry Creek Valley (DCV) is one of our favorite spots for Zinfandel, but it's not necessarily a place to find amazing value on this variety. Since we're all about getting a great deal, in addition to today's Saturday Splurge on a fantastic Zin from DCV we've also got ...

      Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 5 readers -
  • Coppola Director’s Cut Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2012

    … The Coppola Director’s Cut Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2012 is 80% Zinfandel and 20% Petite Sirah sourced from vineyards with 40 to 80 year vines located in the Dry Creek Valley AVA inside Sonoma County in Northern California. Dry Creek Valley is 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean which gives the region cool evenings and mornings to contrast…

    CHEAP WINE FINDER- 8 readers -
  • Visiting MacPhail Family Wines Tasting Lounge at the Barlow

    Over in Sonoma County in the town of Sebastopol sits The Barlow. It’s a series of former warehouses that has found new life as an open-air mall of sorts. More than a mall, though, it’s a destination for shopping, eating, drinking ,and plain-old hanging out. There are many reasons to go there, but my favorite is the MacPhail Family Wines Tasting Lounge.

    Gabe's View- 5 readers -
  • Quick Sip: Rosenblum Rockpile Road Vineyard 2010 Zinfandel

    … for just $19.99 with FREE SHIPPING on any order!" Have a question about this post? Feel free to drop me an e-mail at myvinespot@yahoo.com or hit me up on Facebook or Twitter. Stay tuned -- more to come. Happy Sipping, my friends! Disclosure: This wine was provided for review. Thoughts are my own. Live, Love, Laugh, Tweet, Sip, Enjoy! Dezel's My Vine Spot © 2006-2014. All rights reserved. …

    Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot- 4 readers -
  • Daily Wine News: History Lessons

    …. On his blog, Jamie Goode is disturbed by the “wine writers ripping off wineries” trend. “Should one buy “bargain” wines and try convince oneself that it tastes better than its price suggests? Or should one splurge with the knowledge that splurging enhances enjoyment?” asks Joe Pinsker in the Atlantic in a piece that addresses numerous…

    Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 6 readers -
  • Quick Sip: Teldeschi 2006 Estate Reserve Terraluna

    … Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is the F. Teldeschi Winery 2006 Estate Reserve Terraluna red blend. F. Teldeschi is a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley appellation. The family has 70 acres under vine planted to Zinfandel, which the area is well-known for, along with Petite Sirah, Carignane, some…

    Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot- 4 readers -
  • Wine of the Week

    … of California. Understand, we’re not talking about finesse or elegance here but about power, grip and deep flavors. The color is dark ruby-purple; the bouquet of this cabernet sauvignon/merlot blend is ripe, meaty and fleshy, bursting with notes of black and red currants and cherries, a strain of graphite and hints of cloves, crushed violets, vanilla…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 3 readers -
  • Chalk Hills Estate Vineyards & Winery

    … spent 35 years studying and mapping the Estate’s complex terroir. Thanks to their efforts, each individual block (60 total) has been planted to the best possible variety, clone, rootstock, trellising system, row orientation and vine spacing. More than two-thirds of Chalk Hill remains uncultivated. The winery’s vineyards are thoughtfully woven amongst…

    WineStylesin Pinot Noir Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay- 7 readers -
  • Wine: The Canary in the Coal Mine for Climate Change

    Discussions of the effects of a warming planet are in the news. Rising sea levels, less salinity in the ocean waters because of melting glaciers, stormy weather, hotter summers, etc. Like all farmers the wine grape growers are concerned. Maybe you've heard the concerns about some areas getting too hot to continue to grow grapes by the end of the century.

    Bob Hunnicutt/ Bob on Sonoma- 6 readers -
  • Birthday Surprises! Mastro Scheidt: Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauv

    …/bar, I discovered that the guest chef was also winemaker for Mastro Scheidt. So after a quick taste, I switched from the Cote d’Rhone I was going to order to purchase both his sauvignon blanc with 15% semillon and his cabernet sauvignon with 15% cabernet franc. Both the red and the white won me over immediately–and pleased the adults in my birthday…

    Gwendolyn Alley/ wine predator- 6 readers -
  • Eating Healthy and Delicious

    … as the base {ground turkey is good too}. Then make a sort of slaw: slice cucumbers {with the skin on} and radish using the mandolin and then run your knife through once and put those aside with some ponzu sauce. The slaw goes on top of the chicken and then a drizzle or two of siracha and you have yourself a healthy, filling meal that tastes great…

    Moxie Lady- 3 readers -
  • Sip: Sip California to Launch in March

    … travel and food writer Ann Wycoff, cocktail maven John Pomeroy, beer aficionado Brandon Hernández, wine writer Marcy Gordon and many more talented beverage wordsmiths. Sip California has already been met with excitement and support from the state’s beverage community as well. “We have been advertising in Sip Northwest for the past two years…

    Wine Diva Lifestyle- 4 readers -
  • Graphic: California leads global vineyard price rises

    … in vineyard acquisitions in the last couple of years. Vineyard prices across Sonoma County were up by 18% for the year to the end of June 2014, according to estate agency Knight Frank's latest global vineyard index. As the graphic above shows, Hawke's Bay in New Zealand and Barossa in Australia were close behind, rising by 17.6% and 14% respectively…

    Decanter- 5 readers -
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