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Category Archives: Pinot Noir
These are some new stunning releases from Morgan Winery in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Owner and winemaker Dan Lee is one of the finest winemakers in the AVA, and we have been big fans of his wines for many years. … Continue reading
Freeman Winery’s 2015-2016 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Releases from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast
Last week, we met with Ken Freeman, proprietor with his wife Akiko of Freeman Vineyard & Winery, to taste through his new Chardonnay and Pinot Noir releases from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast. Ken and Akiko launched the … Continue reading
These 2016 spring releases are a welcome collection of new California and Oregon bottlings from the talented winemaker Ehren Jordan and wife Anne-Marie Failla. The 2016 vintage in California was a welcome relief from drought with a mild spring followed … Continue reading
Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield have collaborated in making some of the Russian River’s finest wines since 1998. Steve does the farming, and today he manages over 1100 acres of vines spread over 80 vineyards , mostly in Green Valley … Continue reading
We have been reviewing Francis Coppola’s wines for several years now and are pleased to report steady improvements in the quality of winemaking under Corey Beck. The improvements have been the result of better sourcing of grapes from Russian River … Continue reading
Here are more new releases from the Gary Farrell Winery from the 2015 vintage, another great year for the winery and Russian River Valley. As we noted in our earlier reviews, the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir crops were small to … Continue reading
This is the second part of our review of Testarossa’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir releases from the 2015 vintage. The first part focused on the estate’s excellent Chardonnays; this one focuses exclusively on Pinot Noir and one Meritage. The Pinot … Continue reading
Once again Ehren Jordan and Anne-Marie Failla (FAY-la) have crafted an exciting collection of 2015 releases of both their flagship Failla brand of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah and Day, a relatively a new Zinfandel label.
This is our first acquaintance with the wines of Pellegrini, a family owned and operated wine company which began operations in Sonoma County after Prohibition. In 1973 the family purchased a 70 acre plum and apple orchard on West Olivet … Continue reading
This winery, founded in 1988, is the product of a successful partnership of Donald Patz, James Hall, Anne Moses and Heather Patz. Over the past 25 years Patz & Hall has produced small lot and single vineyard wines focusing on … Continue reading