Sonoma - Page 3

  • Sonoma Valley Portworks Petite Sirah Port 2007

    … give all their attention to after dinner drinks. Sonoma Valley Portworks makes sherry, grappas, and wine-infused vinegars in addition to port. The typical list in their tasting room includes a sampling of everything but the grappa. Which means I need to work on getting them to offer grappa tastings too! Co-owner Caryn Reading did our pouring…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell- 6 readers -
  • Mangia! Mangia!

    Lucky me. Rodney Strong Vineyards reached out to me several months ago to contemplate hosting a wine dinner at my house to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the Klein family owning the brand. The proposal included wine, cookbooks, food, and creating a 5 course dinner to be served simultaneously with dinners happening across the country at famous restaurants and other blogger houses.

    Wannabe Wino Wine Blog- 4 readers -
  • Kick-Off the Weekend at Water Tower Wines!

    … Vine Red Alexander Valley 2010 ($21.99) and the Wisdom Bwise Red Wine 2010 ($22.99). In the end, the Eco Terreno with its blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot – a perfect combination — was the clear winner! It definitely left me wanting more! So with the Wisdom Bwise in second, that left the Buena Vista “The Count” Founders Red 2011…

    Wine Trip Chickin Cabernet Franc Merlot Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Spotlight on Unusual California White Wine: Arnot Roberts Old Vine White 2012

    … The Compagni Portis vineyard, located at the bottom of Mount Veeder in Sonoma, is one of the oldest white vineyards in California, dating back to the late 19th century. Today the vineyard houses an eclectic mix of white grapes planted in 1954. Varieties include Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Sylvaner, Colombard, Trousseau Gris, Burger, and Roter Veltliner. Soils…

    Just Grapesin Riesling Chardonnay- 6 readers -
  • All Aboard the Good Ship Poseidon

    … was the 2012 Ferrari Carano Chardonnay from Sonoma. Stephane Turonbarrere is the General Manager and wine buyer for Poseidon. He has just upgraded the extensive list with more California favorites, and has launched a Half Price Wine selection every Tuesday and Wednesday with the purchase of a dinner entrée. He has also added some Temecula wines, the neighbor…

    Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Updatein Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Highway 12 Sonoma Red Blend 2012

    … wines at Whole Foods in San Mateo. Globerati makes an exclusive line of wines for the Whole Food Stores and the price for each of the five different wines is $6.99. Globerati Gascogne Blanc 2012 This is a white blend from Gascony, France. The blend of grapes is French Columbard 70% and Gros Manseng (30%), the latter of which I do think I have ever…

    Wine Values and Bargainsin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Merlot Malbec- 4 readers -
  • Zinfandel of the Month – 2012 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma County

    … Zinfandel of the Month is the 2012 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma County. Seghesio Family Vineyards was established in 1895, when Edoardo Seghesio planted his first Zinfandel vineyard in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. The focus at Seghesio has always been Zinfandel and Italian varietals. Crimson in color. 14.8% ABV. From Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys…

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chroniclesin Syrah- 6 readers -
  • #NapaQuake: A harvest of recovery

    … Winery (WL), Delectus Vineyard and Winery (WL), Nichelini Family Winery (WL), Kapscándy Family Winery, and Raymond Vineyards (WL). Ward Kadel - @drXeNo is the founder of Vinopanion wine blog, the West Coast Ambassador & Staff Blogger for WineLog.net and Le Wine Buff for Bordeaux.com (CIVB). He will try any and all wines and tends to write about…

    Ward Kadel/ Vinopanionin Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • A Grape Harvest in Full Swing and How You Can Help

    … mingling with white grapes on the crush pads •Grapes choosing sugar over acids • The cool Sonoma Coast giving up its grapes a month early • Total harvests of many reds finished before October begins • Winemakers scheduling Mexican and Hawaiian vacations in November and December instead of December and January One of the most difficult issues…

    Tom Wark/ Fermentation- 5 readers -
  • Pairing Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen with delicious wines

    … and Brown Rice Tabbouleh (page 63) (Soy free, nut free) Roma tomatoes, parsley, white onion, mint, cinnamon olive oil, lemon juice, this is a soft recipe and deserves an elegant wine. 2012 Gracianna Pinot Noir, Bacigalupi Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast A cool climate Pinot, grown by the historic Bacigalupi family and crafted by Trini…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blogin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Win a trip to Sonoma from Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar

    … Win a trip to Sonoma from Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar by Lisa Mattson on September 9, 2014 We’ve teamed up with our friends at Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar in Las Vegas for #EscapetoSonoma, a sweepstakes with a chance to win a weekend getaway for two to Jordan Vineyard & Winery. The Escape to Sonoma sweepstakes package features…

    Lisa Mattson/ The Jordan Journey- 4 readers -
  • Getting Inside The Head Of Siduri’s Adam Lee

    … that the BATF rejected the labels and our only hope of getting the design approved was to remove the nipples from Siduri. Dianna has long joked that the problem with nipples must be functionality and a wine with Bacchus showing his nipples would certainly be approved. Nonetheless, we made the change and the label was approved. – Once again, we figured…

    1 Wine Dudein Pinot Noir- 6 readers -
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