Tag Archives: Russian River

New Releases from Francis Coppola, Bee’s Box and Virginia Dare

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

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MacMurray Estate Vineyards: Russian River Valley and Central Coast Releases

  MacMurray Estate Vineyards offers an attractive selection of Pinot Noirs from the Russian River Valley and the Central Coast as well as tasty Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.  We reviewed the previous vintage of these wines in our Report #44   … Continue reading

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Gary Farrell’s Alysian Wines from Russian River

Alysian Wines is the creation of veteran winemaker Gary Farrell and his long term colleague Bill Hambrecht.  Established in 2007, the winery produces small lots of cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from some of the finest vineyards in the … Continue reading

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Solano Cellars East Bay Winemaker Pair-Off

I had the opportunity to participate in yesterday’s East Bay Winemaker Pair-Off held at Solano Cellars in Berkeley. Five small but prominent East Bay garagiste winemakers showed their wines, which were paired with delicious cheeses, duck pastrami, glazed venison, and … Continue reading

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