This Week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous

Welcome to this week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous! Each week, we compile a list of wines from the Vinous database that you need to add to your wine wish list. With all the various regions, producers, and grapes, no week will be the same! All of the wines listed in this feature are available for purchase on Banquet . This week's must-try wines are additions to Antonio Galloni’s article, 2022 Sonoma Preview: A First Look . Enjoy his notes for this week's must-try below! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ “Pinot Noir leads the way in what is turning out to be a surprising set of new releases from Sonoma. The 2022 growing season was marked by several key events, most notably record-setting heat over Labor Day weekend. Not surprisingly, there is some variability, but there are also plenty of stunning wines that are well worth seeking out. This Preview covers new releases from Sonoma and neighboring regions. As is our custom for this article, we will post frequent updates in the coming weeks, which we feel is the best way to keep readers current, given the sheer volume of wines released this time of year.” --Antonio Galloni, 2022 Sonoma Preview: A First Look, January 2024 1. 2021 Gary Farrell Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2. 2021 Gary Farrell Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 3. 2021 Marietta Christo 4. 2021 Marietta Game Trail 5. 2021 Marietta Gibson Block 6. 2021 Marietta Román 7. 2022 Peter Michael Chardonnay Belle Côte

Peter Michael Winery

Belle Côte Chardonnay 2022

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2022 Chardonnay Belle Côte emerges from vines planted by Helen Turley the early 1990s, the oldest vines on the property. It marries power and elegance in grand style. Deep mineral notes give the 2022 notable presence and intensity to pull it all together. This was the last fruit the estate picked, as is often the case. Belle Côte is another strong 2022 from Peter Michael. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2024)
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Gary Farrell

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2021 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is a gorgeous, luscious wine. Succulent black cherry, mocha, cloves, new leather and licorice caress the palate, framed by soft, plush tannins that wrap it all together. The 2021 is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2024)
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Marietta

Román Estate Grown Zinfandel Blend 2021

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2021 Román is an absolute delight. Crushed flowers, sweet red cherry fruit, cinnamon, leather and dried herbs are nicely lifted in this translucent, weightless Zinfandel-based red. Dollops of Petite Sirah and Barbera round out the blend. This is grace personified. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2024)
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Marietta

Game Trail Yorkville Highlands Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Delectable Wine
9.6

The 2021 Game Trail exudes finesse from the very first taste. Crushed flowers, dark red-toned fruit, cinnamon, leather, menthol and dried rose petal build effortlessly as the 2021 shows off its undeniable class. Cabernet Sauvignon at 1,400 feet in the Yorkville Highlands is utterly sublime in this bottling from Marietta. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2024)
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Gary Farrell

Russian River Selection Chardonnay 2021

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2021 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is super-expressive right out of the gate. Tangerine oil, lemon confit, chamomile, spice and lightly honeyed notes all run through this creamy, inviting Russian River Chardonnay from Gary Farrell. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2024)
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Marietta

Gibson Block Estate Grown McDowell Valley Syrah 2018

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2021 Gibson Block, old-vine Syrah and Grenache, is a heady, extroverted wine. Ripe dark-toned fruit, new leather, spice, dried herbs, gravel, incense and tobacco all saturate the palate. Readers will find a wine of textural intensity and stature to burn. Bright acids pull it all together on the finish to balance the wine's more extroverted qualities. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2024)
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Marietta

Christo Syrah Blend 2021

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2021 Christo is a brooding wine. Black cherry, plum, gravel, tobacco, menthol, licorice and dried herbs add to an impression of gravitas. Brawny tannins wrap it all together. This full-bodied red is very much intended for the dinner table. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2024)
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