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
  • 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 …

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  • 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. …

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  • My #ZinfandelDay experiences – [mostly value] Zinfandels

    … of the second day, however, the wine showed a lot more round, integrated and balanced – dark fruit, spices and touch of herbs (sage). Drinkability: 7+ 2013 Trader Joe’s Zinfandel Growers’s Reserve Paso Robles (13.5% ABV, $4.99, made with organically grown grapes) – Touch of fresh berries on the nose. Smoke, clean fruit, blueberries and blackberries…

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  • Grapes, Not Wines, Are Impacted by AVAs

    … There is a good case to be made that when comparing the French Appellation d’Origine Controlee (AOC) system with the American Viticultural Area (AVA) system, it is the American system of delineating grape growing regions that is far more invested in the theory of terroir than the French AOC system. This point concerning the relative commitment…

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  • Cliffs Wine Picks – Nov 3, 2014 to Nov 9, 2014

    … 2007 Ridge Geyserville 2011 Lange Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2010 Margarethenhof Ayler Kupp Riesling Spätlese 2011 Loring Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2008 Big Basin Vineyards Odeon 2007 Novy Family Wines Syrah Garys’ Vineyard 2009 Turley Zinfandel Tofanelli Vineyard Due to a fast approaching move from Wisconsin to South Carolina…

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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

    … The history of Respite Wines goes back to 1948, when Corinne Reichel’s grandfather purchased 400 acres high in what would become the Alexander Valley AVA of Sonoma County, high as in 2,400 to 2,600 feet elevation. Corinne and Charles Reichel began growing grapes on 20 acres of that land in 1985 but decided a decade ago to shift from just growing…

  • 2012 Kendall-Jackson ‘Vintner’s Reserve’ Merlot, Sonoma County

    … 2012 Kendall-Jackson ‘Vintner’s Reserve’ Merlot, Sonoma County Nearly opaque dark ruby in color, this wine has a perfumed nose full of roses and violets. There’s some nice forward fruit — cherry, currant, black plum — joined by cinnamon, nutmeg and clove notes, striking a nice balance between the wood components and the fruit. There’s sweet…

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  • Acorn Winery ~ 25 years in the making and worth the celebration

    … by other wineries from the Alegría Vineyard grapes (both images below are representative). All of these wines were accompanied by nibbles from ZIN Restaurant and Wine Bar… a delicious day, as well as being gorgeous Sonoma County weather. It’s delightful to have watched, for over two decades, a wine inspiration become a winery destination. The following are images from the celebration Tags: Acorn Winery, Alegría Vineyard, Betsy Nachbaur, Bill Nachbaur, Santa Rosa Junior College, SRJC …

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 1 readers -
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