+1 707 887-1562 5700 Gravenstein Hwy. N. Box 538
Forestville, CA 95436
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The softly undulating hills of the famed Russian River Valley, caressed by cool blankets of fog and anchored by volcanic soils, are home to some of the world’s finest vineyards, which consistently produce outstanding, distinctive and highly praised wines. In the heart of this renowned wine growing region is the picturesque and historic Russian River Vineyards, one of the valley’s oldest and most storied wineries. Ever mindful of its treasured past, new owners Chris O’Neill, Barbara Sattler, Giovanni Balistreri, Anthony Austin, and Debra Del Fiorentino are meticulously renovating the estate, with the goal of transforming it into a modern-day archetype of an organic, sustainable and “green” winery. We welcome you to join us on our journey! Our tasting room is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. Enjoy our fine wines and stay for dinner at our new restaurant, Corks at Russian River Vineyards. We are Wine Country at its finest — an incomparable experience. – Description from milana

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  • Charbono

    Charbono is grown on just a handful of acres on California’s North Coast, mainly in the Napa Valley. This grape usual...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Alicante Bouschet

    History of the grape: Like all good biographies, the rise and fall of Alicante Bouschet begins with its grandparents....

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  • I’ve had Zinfandel on my mind as of late. From attending the ZAP Festival ... ... hot. 83pts 1992 Topolos Zinfandel Rossi Ranch Sonoma County 13%Precise on the nose with smoky, grilled meat aromas that are deep with a rustic, savory edge, featuring lovely herbal, sage elements and notes of American oak. This smells like zin. Bright acids on en... Read More

    From the article From the Cellar: Zinfandel

  • Topolos Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Rossi Ranch 1992


    Precise on the nose with smoky, grilled meat aromas that are deep with a rustic, savory edge, featuring lovely herbal, sage elements and notes of American oak. This smells like zin. Bright acids on entry, a touch unripe with green edges early on the palate, but then theres lovely raspberry fruit framed by creamy oak, a little vanilla and lots... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Have you tasted, or sipped, a wine and felt that the world does not need such a wine?Well I did! I fully respect that RESTINA is a Greek treasure; I cannot cope with it, though I have tried.Some say that it is an acquired taste; perhaps so.This is a Greek white wine to which pine resin is added.The history behind the inclusion of pine resin is m... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Bottle of Wine that the...

  • During the Rose virtual tasting, some folks started talking about the various ways to make rose.  (Bleed off wine early from red maceration, shorten contact between skins and wine, mix red and white, which is banned some places).  But someone said that all grapes have white flesh.  Almost perfectly true, but there is a very small group of grapes... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Red Grapes, with red flesh.

  • I'm in the middle of a complex move (of residence), so am not able to spend much time on Snooth at the moment. Nonetheless I  just was asked for a recommendation, and thus thought it would be good if we could all compile a list in this thread of restaurants attached to wineries. Hopefully with some critique. As long as the restaurant doesn't bec... Read More

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  • Old World Winery Cabernet-Syrah Blend Sonoma Coast Fog Line Bei du Rocchi Ranch Vineyard 2005


    This flavorful Cabernet/Syrah blend from above the fog line in the Sonoma Coast ... feel as one of the good old Topolos Rhone Ranger wines, or a good French Languedoc. Because of its fruit focus, acid level, and relatively low alcohol, this is an excellent food win Read More

    Wine review by WineborkDotCom

  • Old World Winery Zinfandel Russian River Valley Laughlin Vineyard 2002


    (Tasting of 2-29-08.) This wine has filled out and developed nicely since our ... ... acidity, similar to some Topolos Zins we've had in the past. A Zin still in its developmental stage, but at this point not as fruity and accesssible as we're accustomed to with OWW Zin Read More

    Wine review by WineborkDotCom

  • From another thread:GregT: " Oh it makes my ears bleed. I need to go and drink a bottle of Sang de Cailloux"Dmcker: "So what's the 'terroir' for the blood of stones? Great naming for a domaine. Too bad you can't really get away with that type of name in English. Guess we have to suffice with 'Big House' or 'Suckfizzle' or '10 Minutes by Tractor'... Read More

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  • I've a worrying feeling that a lot of wineries will be up for sale in the near ... buying mood, its a good time:Topolos vineyard sold for $3M sealed bid auction for Kirkland Ranch winery in Napa earlier this month did not generate any qualified bids for the property. The... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Want to buy a winery?


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