Articles Tagged: Sonoma

Jordan Estate Tour & Tasting

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Jordan Winery is launching an exciting new tour of it’s winery and pairing it with a food and wine, that might be a first! Not only is there food and wine pairing but it’s then set in gorgeous Sonoma countryside that makes up the vineyard. We were lucky enough to be among the first to experience Jordan’s Estate Tour & Tasting, and we can’t wait to go back.

Jordan is located just north of Healdsburg … Read more

Wine Wonderland – Francis Ford Coppola Winery

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Nestled in the picturesque countryside of northern California, south of Geyserville just off the 101, two iconic glass spires glow vividly against the deep blue sky framed by vine studded rolling hills sweeping off into the distance. From a nearby parking lot, guests, as if stepping onto an elaborate movie set, ascend a swooping white stone grand staircase to arrive at a large wrought iron gate emblazoned with the name Francis Ford Coppola Winery (FFCW). … Read more

Pliny the Elder

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On the weekends, I often leave the hustle and bustle of San Francisco and head for home in the beautiful Sonoma County.

While so many think of wine when they head to this vineyard-clad area, I have come to think beer. Sonoma County has stellar breweries that offer complex versions of the beer varietals we have all come to know and love. That being said, I had the pick of the litter in terms of … Read more

East Versus West Cabernet Off

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We are pitting Cabernet Sauvignon from the famed Cabernet Sauvignon stalwart Napa Valley against Sonoma, its upstart, funkier neighbor to the West. Napa and Sonoma are separated by the Mayacamas Mountains. Does the Napa-Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon feud rival the epic feud that has rages between East Coast and West Coast rappers. Probably not. Vintners are usually pretty cooperative. But, we thought that it would be fun to pit Napa against Sonoma for your drinking pleasure. … Read more

10 Great American Wines for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. Since this is a quintessential American holiday, we thought that we would recommend ten American wines to drink this Thanksgiving. Some of these wines are from classic American or trailblazing wineries, a winemaker that helped put American wine on the map or are from American’s grape (Zinfandel).… Read more

Holiday Affordable Wine Pick: Rosso & Bianco

During the holiday season, money’s tight. But it doesn’t mean you can’t have the good stuff … or give the good stuff.

Rosso & Bianco has some solid offerings for $12 a bottle. (I got mine at the tasting room, and it was $11 there.)

You can feel comfortable bringing this wine as a host or holiday gift or serving it at your holiday gathering.

The 2006 Pinot Grigio is a light and fruity white, … Read more

Poizin Wine

Poizin Reserve by Armida Winery is a big zinfandel in a little coffin. The Healdsburg winery brags that this “wine to die for” is a blend of its best zinfandel grapes.

The 2005 and 2006 Reserves are best suited for wine lovers who enjoy a bold zinfandel and aren’t frightened by the $60–$90 price tag.

The Reserves’ less expensive cousin, the 2007 Poizon for $25, doesn’t come in a coffin but does present a lighter, … Read more