Tag Archives: Sonoma

Dutton Goldfield New Releases from the 2014-2016 Vintages

The Spring 2017 new releases from Sonoma County’s Dutton Goldfield winery include a sumptuous Pinot Blanc, vibrant Riesling, and spicy, very appealing Gewürztraminer from the 2016 vintage; a classic Green Valley Chardonnay and Russian River Valley Pinot Noir from the … Continue reading

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2012 Sonoma County Releases from Willowbrook Cellars

Started in 2001 by winemaker Joe Otos and two partners, Willowbrook Cellars in Sebastopol produces small quantities of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Syrah.  The other partners include retired technology executive John Tracy and retired sales executive Ed Sillari.  While … Continue reading

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Sonoma County Winegrowers & Vintners Release IWR Report on The Wines of Sonoma County

The Sonoma County Winegrowers and Sonoma County Vintners have made our Report #44 The Wines of Sonoma County available free of charge on its web site along with the following press release: Last summer, the International Wine Review spent two … Continue reading

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Carlisle Winery’s Exceptional Old Vine Zinfandels and Rhone Wines from Sonoma

Mike and Kendall Officer launched their Carlisle Winery and Vineyards in 1998 with the goal of creating small lots of distinctive, world-class wines from some of California’s most special and unique vineyards—the old vine Zinfandel and field blends found throughout … Continue reading

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Jackson Estate and Highland Estate Wines: Reviews of New Releases

Three New Releases: 2012 Chardonnay Camelot Highlands,  2012 Pinot Noir Outland Ridge,  2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Hawkeye Mountain. These three new releases are part of Kendall-Jackson’s  Jackson Estate and Highland Estate wines which show case their different outstanding vineyard properties located … Continue reading

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Sequana of Sonoma: New Pinot Noir Releases

Sequana is a boutique winery in Sonoma County that specializes in handcrafted Pinot Noir. It sources its grapes from single vineyards located in Russian River and the Santa Lucia Highlands. The winemaker is James MacPhail.

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Tudal Family Winery: New Releases

This Napa Valley property is producing some outstanding handcrafted wines in small quantities. For their “Vineyard Series” that is reviewed here, they source grapes from their own estate and purchase fruit from neighboring vineyards as well. Their Pinot Noir Bacigalupi … Continue reading

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A Special Vertical Tasting of Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon: 1981-2006

Laurel Glen Vineyard is widely recognized as one of Sonoma’s top producers of Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery was founded in the late 1970s by Patrick Campell (pictured here), a fastidious grower and winemaker who until recently crafted the wines at … Continue reading

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Spann Vineyards: An Innovative Producer’s New Releases February 2011

Peter and Betsy Spann (pictured here) own and operate a wonderful, boutique winery in the Maycamas Mountains of Sonoma. We’ve been reviewing their wines for several years now. The Spanns dry farm their vineyards and strive for low yields, in … Continue reading

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