Sonoma County Wine California
Learn about Sonoma County wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...
Home to a diverse array of smaller AVAs with varied microclimates and soil types, Sonoma County has something for every wine lover. Physically twice as large as Napa Valley, the region only produces about half the amount of wine but boasts both tremendous quality and variety. With its laid-back atmosphere and down-to-earth attitude, the wineries of Sonoma are appreciated by wine tourists for their friendliness and approachability. The entire county intends to become a 100% sustainable winegrowing region by 2019.
Grape varieties are carefully selected to reflect the best attributes of their sites—Dry Creek Valley’s consistent sunshine is ideal for Zinfandel, while the warm Alexander Valley is responsible for rich, voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are important throughout the county, most notably in the cooler AVAs of Russian River, Sonoma Coast and Carneros. Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah have also found a firm footing here.
Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
Red Car Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay (1.5 Liter Magnum - torn label) 2010Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
B.R. Cohn Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
Kistler Vineyards Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum - slightly stained label) 2010Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California