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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    • Indie Wines – The Paso Garagiste Festival 2014

      Photo by Tom Lake I recently returned from two days at the Paso Garagiste Festival. This is the event’s fourth year, and it has grown leaps and bounds since I wrote about the inaugural event in 2011. That year, 44 wineries participated in a one-day event; now it is a four day event. This year 60 wineries alone poured on Saturday, November 8 at the Grand Tasting; another 19 wi ...

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    • Aussie native brings love for Riesling to Washington

      Wendy Stuckey, white winemaker for Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Wash., pours a glass of Eroica Riesling. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Were it not for two chance meetings, Wendy Stuckey might have happily spent her entire winemaking career in her native Australia and missed out on a great adventure.

      Great Northwest Winein Sauvignon Blanc- 6 readers -
    • Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 8, 2014

      So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines.

      1 Wine Dudein Syrah Riesling- 4 readers -
  • Sparkling Wine Time

    …. 87-89 Points. N.V. Freixenet Cordon Rosado Cava: Spain. Retail $12. Initially very tight—not much in the way of bouquet, but eventually coaxed some red berry fruit out. On the palate, quite fruity, with cherry and strawberry coming through. This would be fantastic with a hearty meal. The other tasters really liked this wine, and so did I…

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  • Chardonnay from Patrick Piuze and Porter Creek

    … You might at first believe this post is a comparison of Chardonnay from Chablis and the Russian River Valley. It is not, rather this post features wine from two producers whose wine I have never tasted before. Patrick Piuze produces a wide variety of cuvees from Chablis using fruit that he purchases. His Terroir series of wines are produced from…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog- 11 readers -
  • Wine Country GIVEAWAY Wednesday on #SonomaChat

    … New Winery Geek App to be Showcased on Twitter’s Live #SonomaChat, December 17 by: Melissa Vogt On December 17th from 5 to 6 p.m., Wine Country This Week will team up with #SonomaChat to host a live Twitter chat featuring Winery Geek – Wine Country This Week’s new app. Winery Geek, which is FREE to download for both iPhone and Android…

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  • Donelan Family Wines Cuvée Christine Syrah 2011

    … Donelan is the project of Pax Mahle’s former partner Joe Donelan. After their split in 2008/2009 several of the warmer vineyard sites travelled with Joe over to the Donelan label. These wines are pretty hard to find and receive positive reviews from the big US critics. They have recently been imported into BC by Marquis Wine Cellars…

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  • Meiomi | 2013 vintages

    …-$50 range while Meiomi retails in the $20-$25 range. The American Viticultural Areas (AVA’s) Meiomi sources their fruit from included Sonoma County, Monterey County and Santa Barbara County. Each area imparts it’s distinct characteristics on the wine and helps to create a consistent wine year after year. A wine that is suited quite well…

    Weekly Wine Journalin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Sonoma County Wine in the Old Days

    … store" Chardonnay for the same price with their most expensive single vineyard ones going for about $30. The '78 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon went for $8.99 while the high-end ' 79 Jordan for $17. The Jordan Cab goes for about $50 today. So the prices for most wines have increased, but then the average price of a new car in '83 was about $6,000 compared…

    Bob Hunnicutt/ Bob on Sonomain Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • 2013 Sonoma-Loeb Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

    … 2013 Sonoma-Loeb Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County Bright pale straw color. The clean, enticing nose delivers aromas of Granny Smith apple, lemon-lime, honeyed flowers, and herbal notes. It is crisp in the mouth, with a juicy, sweet-tart palate impression, which then leads to a melony roundness at the finish. This is a versatile white…

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  • 2012 Kendall-Jackson Merlot, Grand Reserve, Sonoma County

    … on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 4:45 am. It is filed under All Reviews, Featured Wines and tagged with 2012, 91, Featured Wine, Kendall-Jackson, Merlot, Red, Sonoma County. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. …

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  • Williams Selyem Winery | Healdsburg, CA

    … Selyem Winery Million dollar views all around… Williams Selyem Winery Access to Williams Selyem isn’t particularly easy. In order to purchase their wines, you must secure a spot on their mailing list – called the WS List – which currently has a wait of 9-12 months. A tasting at Williams Selyem also requires a spot on the WS List and an appointment…

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  • Five Best Tasting Experiences in Sonoma

    … People ask me all the time for wine tasting suggestions when they are out in California Wine Country, and while I have certainly not been to each of the 450 wineries in Sonoma, but I figure I am approaching having visited about 25% of them, which is not too shabby…. So I thought I would write a post listing some of what I think are the best…

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