Sonoma County, California

Arbe Garbe

Sonoma County White Blend 2019

Malvasia, Tocai Friuli, and Chardonnay blend that has become an old and trusted friend over the past few years. The 2019 is medium gold, bit higher ABV than past vintages at 14.1, and the weight on the palate is considerable though lively and not cloying. Round, sweet, juicy fruit with notes of melon, peach, and lychee dominate, but there’s a hint of funky shroomy bottom that balances things out before the creamy, lengthy finish. I’m so happy that these Cal-Ital blends are gaining a foothold in the New World. This wine rocks with Mediterranean cuisine like lamb/chicken Kabobs with dilled herby rice and creamy hummus. Solid QPR and I’m finding that as summer finally sneaks in, I’m popping more and more white table blends. — 15 days ago

Eric, Shay and 12 others liked this

Hanzell Vineyards

Sebella Sonoma County Chardonnay 2017

Medium lemon with aromas of honey, bruised apple fruit with honeysuckle notes, aged 6 months in neutral French oak after stainless fermentation. On the palate ripe apple, pear and citrus zest flavors, extremely savory on medium+ finish ending with fruit and floral spice character. — 8 hours ago

Josh and Daniel P. liked this

Ferrari-Carano

Sonoma County Chardonnay 2020

Grapes sourced from 60 vineyard lots, aromas of citrus fruits & sweet spice. On the palate ripe fruits, apple, pear and peach with lemon citrus and vanilla, a touch of toasty oak. Some oak aging, nice balance, medium+ finish ending with fruit and toasty oak finish. I continue to have this wine as a staple in my cellar for a number of years. Enjoy! Great value, compared to Chards costing more! — 9 days ago

Daniel P. and Juan liked this

Kistler

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2020

Ron R
9.4

Kistler, like Aubert and Mount Eden have refined the science of how to make their clients happy with chard. The outstanding flavor profile, complexity and texture, while elusive to other producers, is commonplace with these guys. Bright, exotic fruits combine with a delicately sweet palate and medium acidity. A long finish completes what is an excellent Kistler entry-level chard. — 2 days ago

Severn, Neil and 49 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2012

Surprise of the year. Oaked black cherry cola. Smooth. — 4 days ago

Dawn, Stephen and 21 others liked this

Radio-Coteau

La Neblina Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017

I always enjoy Radio Coteau and this one is another winner. Ripe dark fruit, licorice, and cola on the pallet. Really nice acidity that gives it a certain freshness. Has the stuff to age a few years, but is drinking nicely now. A quick decant and this is singing. — 11 days ago

Tom, vinokeeno and 17 others liked this

Morlet Family Vineyards

La Proportion Dorée Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2018

@Mike R Quite the welcome! Truly flawless. — 11 days ago

Mike R
with Mike
David, Mike and 51 others liked this
Mike R

Mike R Influencer Badge

Omg - son’s wedding weekend @Bill Bender is also attending - will post wines I promise!!
9.4

Aubert

UV-SL Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

See prior notes.

This has the power to turn any mediocre ordinary day into a good one. Especially when paired with some rotisserie chicken tacos with salsa and cold pasta; all done on the fly after a decent day’s work. That’s what wine’s all about after all. Isn’t it?
— 3 days ago

Ira, Adriana and 29 others liked this
JKT

JKT

That’s absolutely on the spot.
Ericsson

Ericsson Premium Badge

You said it best @JKT

Marcassin

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2012

2012 vintage. Intense, brilliant, nearly-Chartreuse yellow. Giving, complimentary oak with softened, yet viable acidity. Golden and harmonious. Courtesy of @Bill Bender — 2 days ago

Bill Bender
with Bill
vinokeeno, Bill and 28 others liked this
Ericsson

Ericsson Premium Badge

This is on my wishlist!

Williams Selyem

Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Pop and pour. A wondrous medium dark ruby red color. On the nose: cherry, honey vanilla, candied raspberries, ripe bananas, floral. Taste: creamy, rich wine with cherry, earth, plum, river rock, minerals, and some orange peel.
Early Fire 🔥 up for the Coldplay concert tonight with a couple of nice bottles and some beautifully aged bags of potato chips.
— 8 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Ira and 16 others liked this
Jay Eagan

Jay Eagan Influencer Badge

Nicely played with a vineyard 29 back up
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Jay Eagan They both went down a little to quickly...had a hazy good time at the show. Cheers!