Sonoma Valley Wine

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The Sonoma Valley AVA is within Sonoma County, California, between Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast. There are many microclimates within it, with cooler conditions in the south and warmer ones heading north. For this reason, many different styles of wine are produced. Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewurtztraminer and Chardonnay are popular in the cooler south while Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel are popular varietals grown in the warmer north.

Sonoma Valley is divided into the following subregions:

  • Bennett Valley
  • Los Carneros
  • Sonoma Mountain
– Description from Kate Statton

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Varietals Produced in Sonoma Valley View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Popular Wineries in Sonoma Valley View all

  • Little Family Vineyards

    A Little dream…became reality for Joan and Rich Little who aspired to live in Sonoma Valley, rais...

  • Pendleton Estate Vineyards & Winery

    Our passion is to create individual handcrafted wines from some of California's finest vineyards....

  • Ravenswood Winery

      No Wimpy Wines. That’s the motto of Ravenswood Winery, a winery that believes that whit...

  • Parmelee Hill Wines & Vineyards

    Steve Hill and his wife Gwen Parmelee Hill purchased the first parcel of their Parmelee-Hill Vine...

  • Nelson Estate

    David and Holly Nelson got involved in the wine business after purchasing their first 65 acre vin...

  • Sonoma Valley Portworks

    Sonoma Valley Portworks is Sonoma County's only winery specializing exclusively in ports, grap...

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Sonoma Valley on Snooth

  • Lambert Bridge Winery Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Rodney Strong Estate Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2013


    Medium intensity ripe red fruit aromas of red berry/red cherry and crushed violet on the nose with herbal and spice notes of clove, nutmeg and lavender. Bright red cherry notes are quite ripe and carry with them some light chocolate and vanilla notes, light toast and some black pepper, with licorice and black currant bringing up the rear. A well... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Daryl Rex Groom Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2013


    Just a lovely Wine. Opens with Chocolate, Clove, Nutmeg, and Cinnamon. Continues with a Raspberry compote and more Chocolate. Long, long finish with soft tannins and good acidity. Sitting in the glass, continues to develop more with deeper complexity of smoke and spice. Incredible value at the Angel pricing of $15.99 Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Marietta Cellars Petite Sirah California 2009


    Big rip fruit yet elegant and refined at the same time. This isn't the typical Petite Sirah where it's full bore right out of the gate. It's polished and reserved while still offering reasonable amounts of big fruit. The tannins are there but are very well integrated into the wine. Black and blue fruits with balanced oak provide wonderful balanc... Read More

    Wine review by Stallion

  • Montemaggiore Syrah Dry Creek Valley Paolo's Vineyard 2007


    I opened a 2007. It was velvet with a touch of sweetness. Perfection!. As a wine enthusiast for over 30, this syrah is 5 stars. Impressive! Read More

    Wine review by ckdemarco

  • Zichichi Family Vineyards Old Vine Estate Zinfandel 2013


    Very deep purple color. Surprisingly red-fruited on entry. I get a fair amount of red raspberry. This is followed by a somewhat bitter earthiness. Then some stiff tannin kicks in which gives it a lot of masculinity. The slight bitterness may be an offshoot of the tannin. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Trione Red Blend Geyserville 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by 0ldmriguy

  • Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley 2013


    Light gold in color, lemon cream and honeysuckle on the nose. Lemon chiffon, a hint of dried pineapple, green apple and under ripe peach. This has a somewhat creamy texture but crisp acidity and a very pleasant, clean, medium length finish. Extremely enjoyable! Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Old World Winery "Abundance" 1890 Block A.J.Duckhorn Vineyard 2013


    More red than purple in the glassfair amount of light coming through. Moderate nose of red fruit, although, there is some slight earthiness. Quite light on the tonguesome cherry, strawberry flavors. The overwhelming impression, though, is the lightness. This one seems to be one step above a roséand it is a pretty short step. The other sign... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Robert Biale Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Monte Rosso 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Great to see some write-ups on the Sonoma area, especially Dry Creek and Russian River. The limited offerings of Rochioli Vineyards are superior (and priced accordingly). Also, I think the wines of De Loach pale in comparison to when they were produced under the original owner/founder. I don't find that 'bigger (as in Corporate International Own...

    Comment by 199398Rehoboam152 199398 Rehoboam152

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