Sonoma County

    Malm Cellars – Epidose #307

    In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews two wines from Malm Cellars he purchased via a deal from Underground Cellar. First up is the 2012 Dry Creek Zinfandel ...

    14 readers - By Video Wine Reviews and Education - 1337 Wine

    Vineyards of Sonoma County – with Charles Heintz

    Located in the Occidental region of Sonoma County, the Heintz Ranch has been owned by the Heintz family for nearly 100 years. Charlie’s grandparents purchased the land in 1912, and Charlie’s father farmed here. Apples remained in production until their first Chardonnay vineyard was planted in 1982. The family still maintains about 8 acres of apple orchard today.

    14 readers - By GrapeRadio

      2013 Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc, Sonoma County

      Wine Lines - - 11 readers - At its inception 30 years ago, Ferrari-Carano quickly established a reputation as a producer of world-class Chardonnay. Those of us who visited the winery back then found the Sauvignon Blanc bottlings to be similarly outstanding. Today, the yearly output of Fumé Blanc is 85,000+ cases. Clear straw color ...

      Two Pinot Noirs from “The Little One”

      Bigger Than Your Head - - 10 readers - In the ancient Occitan language of the South of France, picho means “petit,” hence la pitchoune is a diminutive for “little one.” That’s the name that Julia Child and her husband Paul gave to the cottage they built in the village of Plascassier in Provence, now a cooking school.

      Weekend Wine Notes: A bouquet of rosés and a few thorns

      Bigger Than Your Head - - 8 readers - Today’s notes feature eight rosé wines, four from France, three from California and one from the state of Virginia. In style they range from ephemeral to fairly robust. I have to take shots at a couple of these examples, but those are the breaks in the realm of wine reviewing.

      Burrata + Wine

      Moxie Lady - - 8 readers - Summertime means fresh fruits, veggies, and lot’s of time to spend eating delicious appetizers at local restaura ...

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      Fifty Wines That Shaped My Palate, 1984-2014

      … afternoon. 8. Sonoma Vineyards Alexander’s Crown Cabernet Sauvignon 1976, Sonoma County. July 27 and 28, 1985. Fine balance, harmony and integration, a sense of confidence and authority expressed with elegance and restraint. This winery was not renamed for its founder Rodney Strong until after he sold it in 1984. 9. Chateau Latour 1982, Pauillac…

      By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Throw Back Thursday for me: Women for WineSense

      … It’s been a long time since I’ve made it over the hill to attend a Women for WineSense event, but this might be the one I’m going to do. I was just invited by Marcia Macomber, and I had to write this Email of interest, but the caveat is great at this time. Not sure […] The post Throw Back Thursday for me: Women for WineSense appeared first…

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      2013 Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc, Sonoma County

      … At its inception 30 years ago, Ferrari-Carano quickly established a reputation as a producer of world-class Chardonnay. Those of us who visited the winery back then found the Sauvignon Blanc bottlings to be similarly outstanding. Today, the yearly output of Fumé Blanc is 85,000+ cases. Clear straw color. The nose offers up sweet, sun-drenched…

      11 readers - By Wine Lines

      Kumbaya Red Wine Blend Sonoma County 2011

      …Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya, Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya, Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya, Oh Lord, kumbaya. When I hear those famous lyrics by Peter, Paul & Mary, I immediately begin slowly swaying left and right. That song seems to make everything … Continue reading…

      3 readers - By Wine Chicks Guide

      Burrata + Wine

      …Summertime means fresh fruits, veggies, and lot’s of time to spend eating delicious appetizers at local restaurants and sipping on good wine. One of my recent favorites is the burrata and prosciutto at Catelli’s. I recently tried it out with … Continue reading…

      8 readers - By Moxie Lady

      Weekend Wine Notes: A bouquet of rosés and a few thorns

      …. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dunstan Durell Vineyard Rosé of Pinot Noir 2013, Sonoma Coast. 13% alc. 92 cases. Light but bright copper-salmon-topaz hue; strawberries and red currants, both fresh and dried, blood orange, note of pomegranate; lovely, lithe and supple but energized by brisk…

      8 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Wine of the Week

      …, Sonoma Coast. The vineyard lies at a fairly low elevation in the southwestern foothills of the Mayacamas range. Ninety percent of this clean, fresh, crisp wine was made in stainless steel, the rest in neutral oak barrels. The color is very pale gold; aromas of rose petals, lychee and spiced pear are highlighted by notes of white pepper, peach and lime…

      2 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Vineyards of Sonoma County – with Charles Heintz

      … Located in the Occidental region of Sonoma County, the Heintz Ranch has been owned by the Heintz family for nearly 100 years. Charlie’s grandparents purchased the land in 1912, and Charlie’s father farmed here. Apples remained in production until their first Chardonnay vineyard was planted in 1982. The family still maintains about 8 acres…

      14 readers - By GrapeRadio

      Malm Cellars – Epidose #307

      … In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews two wines from Malm Cellars he purchased via a deal from Underground Cellar. First up is the 2012 Dry Creek Zinfandel. Second is the Non-Vintage Cross Blend. Link for this episode: Underground Cellar – Special sellout deals Malm Cellars – Unfortunately as of this post, the website is suspended…

      14 readers - By Video Wine Reviews and Education - 1337 Wine

      Two Pinot Noirs from “The Little One”

      …, that makes tiny amounts of wine from Sonoma Coast grapes. Winemaker and partner is Andrew Berge, and he turns out, at least in the samples I was sent, wines of wonderful finesse and elegance. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The color of La Pitchoune Vin Gris of Pinot…

      10 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      A Progressive Food and Wine Pairing Journey at Jordan

      … Jordan Winery and Vineyards, located in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley just north of Healdsburg, is a vast 112 acre property, boasting not just vineyards but a cattle ranch, vegetable and flower garden, olive tree groves and a lake that’s a habitat for all sorts of fish and birds.  But visitors to the winery rarely get a glimpse…

      3 readers - By WineFashionista

      Wine of the Week

      … You’ll have to do a little searching for this beauty, My Readers, because the production is limited, but if you’re a fan of rosé wines, this is worth a phone call or visit to the winery website. The MacPhail Family Wines Rosé of Pinot Noir 2013, Sonoma Coast, offers a radiant copper-salmon color and bright aromas of dried red currants…

      7 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Arrowood: The Legend, the Winery

      …. What began as varietal wines blended from grapes purchased all around Sonoma County evolved into many reserve and single vineyard bottlings as well. He found an area in the Russian River Valley – Saralee’s Vineyard – that produced lush, ripe fruit from Rhone varietals Viognier and Syrah. At a time when the concept of cult wines was grabbing hold…

      8 readers - By Wine Lines

      Sonoma Wine Country Weekend 2014

      … Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, August 29-31 is Sonoma County’s signature, and largest, charity event, bringing together over 200 of Sonoma’s top winemakers and growers, along with a collection of the area’s best chefs. Jointly produced by the Sonoma County Vintners and the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Foundation, all proceeds benefit local…

      2 readers - By Wine Oh TV

      Living in Sonoma County, I find myself dreaming of Sea Ranch Lodge

      … I need a real vacation, because this wine publicist’s house is under siege with repair people. Yesterday I posted about a flood happening in our upstairs bathroom. With water fans blowing 24/7, the “loud” white noise is now really setting in. I need a couple of days at the ocean… and again, I find myself […] The post Living in Sonoma County, I find myself dreaming of Sea Ranch Lodge appeared first on Wine Blog. …

      4 readers - By Wine Blog