Esser Vineyards

(707) 963-1300 4040 Spring Mountain Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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ESSER VINEYARDS embodies what consumers are looking for in a California wine: value, quality and elegance from a family run winery. After his successful turn around of Napa Valley’s CUVAISON winery, Manfred Esser set to work planning his next project - ESSER VINEYARDS. Years of preparation went into the development of the brand. Overseeing every aspect of the project, Esser has achieved his goal of providing consumers with wines of outstanding style and exceptional value. At the helm of ESSER VINEYARDS winemaking is recognized consulting winemaker, Paul Moser. Moser, whose style received praise for eight consecutive years from Robert Parker, breathes a breath of fresh air into the California wine market by consistently fashioning wines that are true to fruit character and of incredible value. Introduced in 2001, ESSER VINEYARDS has already achieved stellar success in the US and international wine market with top placements in Europe, Asia and several other global markets. – Description from Esser

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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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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  • Esser Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon California 2009

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    Nettles, black currant and black raspberry on the nose with a hint of roasted herbs and a fine underlay of oak. Rather smooth on entry, and perhaps a touch soft with some significant and extracted tannins. There's some pleasant fruit here, and the wine is nicely dry, but at the same time this is a bit rough with more structure than fruit. Nice h... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Esser Vineyards Pinot Noir California 2009

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    This has a rather fine blend of scrubby underbrush, Ranier cherry and smoky soil. Smells a bit mesquite-y in a floral kind of way. Bright and clear with simple yet fresh and ever so lightly astringent red berry fruit. More raspberry than strawberry this delivers a very nice slightly sweet mouthful of red fruit on a rather streamlined frame. The ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Too many choices.Help me pick! 2010    Chardonnay        Santa Julia    Mendoza2009    Chardonnay    Francis Coppola    Diamond Collection Gold Label    Monterey County2009    Chardonnay    Francis Coppola    Diamond Collection - Black Label Pavilion    Santa Lucia Highlands2009    Chardonnay    Sanford        Santa Barbara County,CANon-vintage ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Choose the Chardonnays I...


  • With the shift to fall in full swing, it’s time to start looking at some specific wines. While I made some general recommendations in my recent Types of Wine article, I thought now would be a good idea to see what’s on the shelves.Even though it’s getting cooler I’m still not ready to surrender the summer and embrace full-throttle wines, though ... Read More

    From the article Zinfandel Tasted October 2010


  • Esser Vineyards Zinfandel California 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by kerryb


  • Esser Vineyards Chardonnay California 2009

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    Smells surprisingly of sweet pickles, and has that same level of acidity and sourness... odd, but good. Read More

    Wine review by dsaha


  • Esser Vineyards Chardonnay California 2009

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    Lemon, melon, oak, and vanilla. Typical creamy marshmallow - really nice. Read More

    Wine review by solomania9


  • With yesterday’s official beginning of summer, it's about time I take a look at some of the white wines we will all be reaching for over the coming months. I know it’s really easy to harsh on Chardonnay, everyone does it -- yours truly included -- but the truth is there's plenty of excellent Chardonnay floating around in today’s market. Some of ... Read More

    From the article Summer Chardonnay Round-up


  • Esser Vineyards Chardonnay California 2007

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    Smells like forest, tastes like mushrooms. Read More

    Wine review by NikkiGert


  • Esser Vineyards Chardonnay California 2009

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    This smells like fruit salad, full of peach, pineapple, even some cherry in a very fruity style. On the palate this is surprisingly bright, if a bit simple, with distinct notes of vanilla and pineapple fruit in a medium weight style. The finish is short but clean and balances the ripe fruit against bright acidity. A clean style well suited to s... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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