Graff Family Vineyards

(707) 935-2100 PO Box 1753
Sonoma, CA 95476
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The grapes for these wines come from the small Graff and Antle vineyards on the Chalone Bench within the “Chalone” viticulture area in Monterey County, California. The wines are produced by winemaker Dan Karlsen and include Pinot Blanc, Viognier, Muscat, Mourvedre, and Consensus (a blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, and Viognier). – Description from KdubbG

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  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Syrah

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

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

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  • I once, a few years back, almost pulled the trigger on a real estate purchase in the hills back behind the Big Sur coastline. Was reminiscing on that today, and wondered why I never hear about wine from that area. Is it because I'm so far away and out of touch and there actually are barrels and barrels of wine being made there, or because the cu... Read More

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  • Graff Family Vineyards Pinot Blanc Chalone 2005

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    Pinot blanc typically has low to medium-high acidity. Tasted roasted almond and yeast. Good oak flavor. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • I noticed that OutThere purchased seven bottles of a particular wine at $14 and it occurred to me that it was a $100 purchase, and enough to last about a week.  So I got curious, and mentioned in the thread that it would be interesting to know how much per week people spent.  Well, Emark has better records and more time on his hands than I do, a... Read More

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  • I had my first example of a Frank Family wine, yesterday--2006 Napa Valley Zinfandel.  I was intrigued that the back label on this bottle had an interesting discourse on the Larkmead Winery:"Historic Larkmead Winery was originally built of wood in 1884.  in 1905, new owners Felix Salmina, Sr. and his wife, Theresa, commissioned local stonemason,... Read More

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  • The other day I took a chance on an obscure bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon priced very very low. It was the descriptor on the back label that convinced me that it was worth a try.  I rated this 2010 Domino Cabernet Sauvignon here on Snooth. I also did a little research on the producers of this wine and found out that it was the Delicato Family Vin... Read More

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  • Carl Graff Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Qba Riesling Mosel-Saar-Ruwer 2009

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    Graff Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Mosel 2009 is a delicious value. Pairs well with spicy food. Somewhat sweet and light with 9% alc. but very tasty. 90pts Read More

    Wine review by jbechert


  • I live in Fishers Indiana,46037.My wife and I had your Riesling in an Indianapolis restaurant last week,could you possibly give some liquor stores in the area that carry your wines? Thannks.

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  • Graff Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Spätlese 2008

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    Full-flavored, nice balance of sweetness and acidity. Grape, apple and tangerine flavors, maybe a bit of pineapple. Would definitely buy again! Read More

    Wine review by biondanonima


  • Carl Graff Riesling Spatlese Graacher Himmelreich 2007

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    Slate attacks the nose with a strong burst of minerality. The is all stone fruits and minerals with a nice acidity and good depth of fruit throughout. Crisp, clean and very enjoyable.- Tasted at Marché Bacchus 5/29/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Carl Graff Riesling Spatlese Graacher Himmelreich 2007

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    Stony on the nose and palate, nice acidity. Pretty and floral with some minerality, green apple and citrus. Nice green apple bite of acid on the finish. Nice and crisp with some welcome sweetness.- Tasted at Marché Bacchus 4/24/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Graff Family Vineyards Grenache Chalone 2006

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    Opened this in April 2010 after having it around for a couple of years--nice surprise! Smooth, a little spicy, more taste than nose. Would probably appeal to people who enjoy zins, cabs and pinot noirs. Read More

    Wine review by kknevada


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