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Sonoma Mountain is a subregion of Sonoma Valley in California. The region has different microclimates, with cooler Pacific Ocean air circulating through the canyons and consistently warm areas that are more exposed. Most vineyards are planted high above sea level, out of the way of fog. Depending on location, grapes produced vary from cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, to Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon to robust Cabernet and Zinfandel. 

The region gained AVA status in 1985, mainly due to the efforts of Laurel Glen Winery’s Patrick Campbell and vintner David Steiner. ~Amanda Schuster
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Yesterday I was recovering from Monday night.  You see, Sandra & I attended a wonderful wine tasting event.  For $40 per couple, we joined Nice Legs, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Crystal City, and the Crystal City Wine Shop for a tasting of more than 45 different wines poured by winemakers, winery representatives and importers.  Here are those fol... Read More

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  • Macrostie is what I'd be interested in. Haven't had a bad wine from them yet. They do several from Wildcat Mountain. Read More

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  • OT does it again.  His recommendations are as good as gold.  Peggy and I visited the Enkidu tasting room in Kenwood.  What sublime wines.  I bought a Syrah rose, a couple Sonoma Valley zins, a couple RRV syrahs  and a Moon Mountain cab under a new label (Anu).  I brought one of the zins to dinner with some east coast friends, and they were very ... Read More

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  • Just got this from Adam Lee. Meeting up with eMark and Foxall Monday for dinner. Should we change venues and do this? Not at all familiar with what Virginia has to offer. Hey All, Not sure if this is the proper place to post this, but wanted to invite all of you in the Santa Rosa area to a tasting of Virginia wines that we are hosting next Monda... Read More

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  • Kenwood Vineyards Jack London Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 30th Anniversary Edition 2006

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    I believe we opened this one too early, yet the wine was still dynamic and well balanced. This particular vintage was from the year my Wife and I met, so it was fitting to share the magnificence of the wine's beauty. We will definitely acquire another bottle. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • This might be a stretch, but when you're retired, almost everything goes.  I think it would be grand for folks to come up with an above average wine for Wednesdays, which some of us - those still working for a living - call 'hump day'.  Something beyond an everyday Weekday Wine, yet still below the threshold of a truly Weekend Wine.  Since tomor... Read More

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  • Best SCM Chard I have had to date is the '12 Arnot-Roberts Trout Gulch. @ $36 it is a steal!Al, Audelssa was Mountain Terraces where Repris is in the Old Moon Mountain Winery. Same winemakers though. The Schaefers, who owned Mountain Terraces and are now producing Akome Zoume, are wonderful folks. Had one of the prettier vineyards in all of Cali... Read More

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  • "Went to lunch today at Solbar in Calistoga with a couple friends from another wine board. We enjoyed a 2012 Rivers Marie Sonoma Coast PN."Then I stopped at ACME in St Helena and picked up a Tendu white wine from Steve Matthiasson and Jolie Lainde Syrah Grenache blend. Now I sit on a mountain road between Oakville and Glen Ellen with a flat tire... Read More

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  • Went to lunch today at Solbar in Calistoga with a couple friends from another wine board. We enjoyed a 2012 Rivers Marie Sonoma Coast PN.Then I stopped at ACME in St Helena and picked up a Tendu white wine from Steve Matthiasson and Jolie Lainde Syrah Grenache blend. Now I sit on a mountain road between Oakville and Glen Ellen with a flat tire. Ugh Read More

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  • I love the Ridge labels.  They are the most informative labels around.  GregT made reference to Ridge "single vineyard" bottliings and "Zin-based" bottlings.  Very few of the Ridge bottlings will have "Zinfandel" prominently displayed on the front label.  In the United States in order for a wine to be identified by a grape variety, it must conta... Read More

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