Lake Sonoma Winery

7074732999 340 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95449
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You can’t make great wine from mediocre grapes. Lake Sonoma Winery is dedicated to creating the ultimate expression of our Sonoma sub-appellation vineyards. Quality over quantity is our guide. The owner, Gary Heck, said, “If in one season the climate is such that the grapes are not to our quality standards, we won’t make Lake Sonoma wine from them.” Our mission is to produce premium, Sonoma County sub-appellation and vineyard specific wines: Zinfandels and Fume Blanc from Dry Creek Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley and Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. Our objective is to create the ultimate expression of these sub-appellations: wines possessing excellent structure, desirable fruit flavors, and intriguing complexity. Raise your expectation. Raise your standards. Lake Sonoma Winery - THE GOLD STANDARD. – Description from cpeterson

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Wanting to refresh my memory on certain French vintages in the Rhône Valley I came across (as I often do) the Robert Parker Vintage Chart.  Parker includes vintages from 1970 through 2010 on his website and scores them on the usual 100 point scale.  He claims that scores of 70-79 are "average" while those of 80-89 are "above average to excellent... Read More

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  • I generally avoid wine clubs of any sort, even at my favorite wineries--I'm too promiscuous to sign up to drink 12 or 24 botles of someone's wine in a year--but I am a member of Mauritson's Rockpile list, because there's no longer any way to get the Cemetery Zinfandel and good luck getting any of the others, either.  Since I have in-laws up that... Read More

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  • Lake Sonoma Winery Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2008

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    Light on the nose and gently buttery, with a waxy quality to the cherry fruit. This is light and easy to drink, with gentle red fruit flavors but its very simple. An easy quaffer that is well made and decent to drink but lacks much interest.  83pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Ok. Dont get me wrong here. I dont allow my kids to drink. They are just 4 & 5. Im hoping for some winery suggestions on a planned famliy  tour of Northern California. We have a couple of days in Paso Robles, 4 days in Mendocino near Clear Lake, and 4 days in Sausalito.It has been difficult finding advice as Im looking for kid friendly wineries.... Read More

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  • Lake Sonoma Winery Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2010

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    Oaky on the nose, with plenty of toasted almond and vanilla but theres plenty of fruit here as well with nice notes of nectarine, pineapple and lime, and a nice note of licorice root. A bit fat and slightly creamy but at the same time this sits rather high on the palate exhibiting lovely definition and a nice bit of cut. The flavors are just a t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Too many choices.Help me pick! 2010   ...  Lake Sonoma Winery        Sonoma County2009    Chardonnay    Esser        Monterey2009    Chardonnay    Wente Vineyards    Morning Fog    Livermore Valley2009    Chardonnay    Jordan Vineyards    Russian River Valley     Russian River Valley2009    Chardonnay    Knight's Bridge    West Block    Napa Va... Read More

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  • You could put this under "Wine and Travel," but here's the idea:  dmcker responded to something I said about Cline wines that got me thinking.  Some wines are good, but not necessarily worth seeking out.  They're completely enjoyable, reliable from vintage to vintage, affordable, and widely found.  These aren't always the experiences we are afte... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Vacation Wines.


  • Just secured my tickets to the Taste of Sonoma on Sept 3rd, day 2 of a 3 day wine and food event that will knock your collective socks off. Anyone else planning on attending?Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Read More

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  • Lake Sonoma Winery Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Old Vine Saini Farms 2006

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    Blue/Blackberry aromas, hints of white pepper with a touch of vanilla. Blackberry & dried cherry flavors. Aged nicely. Read More

    Wine review by 42984CrysPeterson 42984 CrysPeterson


  • Lake Sonoma Winery Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by belasco


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