Sonoma County

    Davero Winery and Dry Creek Valley Sagrantino

    The Davero Symbol. A couple of weeks ago I visited a winery in Dry Creek Valley that really impressed me and I feel delighted to tell you all about them. But I’ve got to level with you guys—I always do—I’m a couple of days in front of a big trip to Italy and pressed for time.

    10 readers - By enotecaMarcella

    Daily Wine News: Calling Bullshit

    Sep 16 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-16-2014 From Wikimedia. “If you think a restaurant’s wine list is too weird for you, you are too old to eat there. Eat somewhere else and stop your bullshit.” W. Blake Gray speaks truth to power.

    8 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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      Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: September 10-13, 2014

      Toledo Wines and Vines - - 7 readers - Bottle and glass photo of an Alexander Valley California Cabernet from Sonoma County. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Wednesday, September 10 The Andersons, Sylvania, 6– 8 PM. Animal Label Wines: Tasty wines that go down swimmingly and will make you quack, ribbit and whinny with joy. 1. Opici Vino Bianco, 2. Frog's Leap Merlot, 3. Wild Horse Cabernet Sauvignon, 4. Duckhorn Paraduxx Red Blend.

      Rodney Strong Knotty Vines Sonoma County 2012 Zinfandel

      New Hampshire Wine-man - - 6 readers - Rodney Strong Knotty Vines Sonoma County 2012 Zinfandel, $19.99-$22.99, 89 points, poured a deep ruby trending pomegranate red toward the broad clear rim at the leggy glass wall. The nose was a pleasant though faint candied red cherry, cedar, clove, and cinnamon ...

      Get Ready for the Wine Industry Financial Symposium

      The Wine Economist - - 6 readers - Sue and I have just returned from a week in Northern Italy as guests of the Valpolicella Consorzio (look for a series of industry reports on Valpolicella and Prosecco in the coming weeks) and now we are getting ready to head to Napa, California for the Wine Industry Financial Symposium that will be held there on September 22 and 23.

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      Visiting Sonoma County this Autumn?

      …If you have the opportunity to visit this fall here's a few "not to miss" things. This really is the best time of year to visit Sonoma County. Why? See below. Autumn is harvest time and not just for the grapes. There's lots of local produce, too, so check out a farm-to-table restaurant. The more well-known ones are Barndiva, Farmhouse Inn, Girl…

      1 readers - By Bob on Sonoma

      Some Select Wines & Spirits Portfolio Gems

      …. A complex wine. Rating: Sebastiani Vineyards Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2012, California ($20.99) – Light stone fruit nose. Medium minus body. Soft with light oak and citrus flavour. Easy to sip. A good value wine. Rating: MacRostie Sonoma Chardonnay, 2012, California ($29.99) – Nice nose with bruised apple, figs?, vegetal and vanilla. Higher acidity…

      2 readers - By MyWinePal

      Kenwood Sonoma County 2013 Sauvgnon Blanc

      …Kenwood Sonoma County 2013 Sauvgnon Blanc, $10.99-$13.99, 85 points, poured a light brass color trending water-clear. Cantaloupe and honeysuckle on the nose were pleasant. The light crisp body carried mouth-watering acids and very tart citrus flavors, cantaloupe, unripe watermelon-rind, and a long finish of lemon meringue, the noticeable 13.5% alcohol, and a hint of ginger. Index-of-reviewed-wines Copyright 2010-2014 Dennis Tsiorbas. All rights reserved, Template provided by Blogger…

      3 readers - By New Hampshire Wine-man

      Davero Winery and Dry Creek Valley Sagrantino

      …! The takeaway is this: if you are in Sonoma County looking for good and authentic wine, friendly people, world-class olive oil, beautiful gardens, biodiversity, and an overall genuine experience, GO VISIT Davero! You know me, I am always on the hunt for unique grapes and producers. So before a little trip up north, I asked my connections in Sonoma…

      10 readers - By enotecaMarcella

      Review: 2012 Bluxome Street Winery Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

      …Review: 2012 Bluxome Street Winery Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Webster Marquez has been a winemaker for such estates as C. Donatiello and Williams Selyem. For his next act, what does he do? He opens a winery in the heart of San Francisco. Focused on vintages made from Sonoma County fruit — specifically the Russian River Valley — Marquez is off…

      5 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Thank you, #GrenacheDay

      … here is our wine – 2006 Pax Cuvée Moriah Sonoma County (15.9% ABV, 88% Grenache, 6% Mourvedre, 3% Syrah, 2% Counoise, 1% Roussanne). Cork is out, pour in the glass, swirl, smell. Beautiful. Bright fruit, spices, herbs – a delicious promise. On the palate, great concentration, big, texturally present, roasted meat and bright cherries, clean acidity…

      4 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Near-perfect Willamette Valley harvest hums along

      … vineyards are planted, has received about 3 inches of rain this year and relies completely on irrigation to get its vines through summer. Soles said the Willamette Valley’s weather has been similar to what Sonoma County experiences every year, and his biggest problem has been protecting his crews. “Our forklift drivers have to put sunblock on,” he…

      6 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Rodney Strong Knotty Vines Sonoma County 2012 Zinfandel

      …Rodney Strong Knotty Vines Sonoma County 2012 Zinfandel, $19.99-$22.99, 89 points, poured a deep ruby trending pomegranate red toward the broad clear rim at the leggy glass wall. The nose was a pleasant though faint candied red cherry, cedar, clove, and cinnamon. Medium-bodied with good acidity and layered moderate and escalating tannin. Flavors…

      6 readers - By New Hampshire Wine-man

      [Wednesday's] Meritage – Wine Quiz Answer, High Tech Gadgets, Wine in Numbers and more

      … the number of wineries increased by 10% in the last year. Still, Oregon is trailing Sonoma County, which has 782 wineries, with total number of wineries in California standing short of half of the total US amount at 3,798. I suggest you will head over to the original article for many more interesting numbers. In the last week’s meritage I mentioned…

      6 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Quick Sip: Y Rousseau Wines Russian River Valley 2012 Tannat

      … product. Region: Sonoma County, California. (Other info: ABV 13.9%, 5% Merlot 5% Cabernet Sauvignon 1% Syrah added, matured 13 months in 33% new French oak barrels, natural cork enclosure.) 90 Points. Click here to find this wine. About CellarPass: CellarPassTV is an informative weekly wine broadcast in which some of California’s top winemakers…

      1 readers - By My Vine Spot

      Three from Viluko Vineyards

      …-country journey. Here are my impressions of what we found in the bottles. 2013 Viluko Sonoma County Estate Sauvignon Blanc, 75% Sauvignon Blanc Clone 1, 25% Sauvignon Musque, 14.2% alc., $22.00: Clean, medium color; the wine is driven by racy acidity and shows an earthy, faintly bitter edge to the not-quite-under-ripe character. There’s a fairly rich…

      1 readers - By Gang of Pour On Wine

      Daily Wine News: Calling Bullshit

      … Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné visits San Bernabe, one of the largest contiguous vineyards in California. “Now in their mid-80s, each walks with a cane. They’re practically Sonoma County icons, and yet there’s plenty we don’t know about them.” In the Press Democrat, Peg Melnik spends some time with Barry and Audrey Sterling, the co-founders…

      8 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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      Get Ready for the Wine Industry Financial Symposium

      … Company 7. USE PERMITS: CURRENT ISSUES AND FUTURE TRENDS Phillip Kalsched, Partner, Carle, Mackie, Power, Ross, LLP, Moderator Dean Parsons, Project Review Manager, Sonoma County Permit & Resource Management Department Jeff Redding, Principal, Land Use Environmental Planning Service Beth Painter, Principal, Balance Planning 8. COMMON TAX ISSUES…

      6 readers - By The Wine Economist

      Tasting Wine History – Chateau Montelena and Seghesio Featured at SSU WineSense Club

      … Family Winery Seghesio, established in 1895, in the Alexander Valley, is considered to be one of the historic wineries of Sonoma County. Hospitality manager, Beau offered a variety of wines including a 2011 Sangiovese, 2012 Barbera and three different Zinfandels. The 52 students in attendance voted on their favorite top two wines, which turned out…

      1 readers - By Wine Stars
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