The Wines of Shone Farm

Shone Farm, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, Block Seven, Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc 2009 The nose features the textbook essence of grapefruit while the palate displays a rounder, viscous character that will delight those looking for a softer approach to Sauvignon. Produced and bottled in Forestville 13.5% $18 at the Farm, a media sample.

Shone Farm, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, Block Eight, Estate Grown, Chardonnay 2009 This is a Chardonnay that combines the green apple acidity associated with cooler climes and the buttery richness of the winemaker’s hand. Produced and bottled in Forestville 13% $28 at the Farm, a media sample.

The Shone Farm provides a hands-on opportunity for students of the Santa Rosa Junior College to work in the vineyard and the cellar. The wines are made by winemaker Chris Wills, who has a long and respected resume making wine in the North Coast. Shone Farm

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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