Category Archives: Sonoma Mountain

J. Keverson Pinot Noir 2008

J. Keverson, Sonoma Mountain, Haas Family Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2008 I haven’t had the opportunity to visit this team’s Pinot since the ’06 vintage and I can tell you that the wines are still on form.  This Pinot Noir embodies … Continue reading

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Benziger Tribute 2005

Benziger, Sonoma Mountain, Tribute 2005 There’s a beautiful expression of fruit graced by oak in the nose. In the mouth the fruit is juicy, vibrant. The wine is structured for aging yet is accessible now along side a nice New … Continue reading

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Kistler McCrea Chardonnay 2006

Kistler, Sonoma Mountain, Athearn Estate, McCrea Vineyard, Chardonnay 2006 The nose is full-on butter and bread dough with flinty notes, a sense of minerality. In the mouth the richness quadruples, with boatloads of butter and hints of lemon and green … Continue reading

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Siduri Ven der Kamp Pinot 2006

Siduri, Sonoma Mountain, Van der Kamp Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2006 The nose combines fresh and dried fruits along with the forest floor. The mouth is warm and silky. P&B in Santa Rosa 14.1% $36.99 at Bottle Barn Siduri

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Phoenix flight

When Vacu-Dry ceased operations in Sebastopol, California, many bemoaned the continuing decline of the apple industry in Sonoma’s West County region. Yet from those ashes many a high-flying phoenix has taken flight. The large and rather dingy industrial complex that … Continue reading

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