Perhaps the most historically significant appellation in Sonoma County ...
Perhaps the most historically significant appellation in Sonoma County, the Sonoma Valley is home to both Buena Vista winery, California's oldest commercial winery, and Gundlach Bundschu winery, California's oldest family-run winery.
It is also one of the more geologically and climactically diverse districts. The valley includes and overlaps four distinct Sonoma County sub-appellations, including Carneros, Moon Mountain District, Sonoma Mountain and Bennett Valley. With mountains, benchlands, plains, abundant sunshine and the cooling effects of the nearby Pacific, this appellation can successfully produce a wide range of grape varieties. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewürztraminer, and most notably, Zinfandel all thrive here. Ancient Zinfandel vines over 100 years old produce small crops of concentrated, spicy fruit, which in turn make some of the Valley's most unique wines. These can also be made as “field blends” (wines made from a mix of grape varieties grown in the same vineyard) along with Petite Sirah, Carignan and Alicante Bouschet.
Sbragia Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
Kistler Vineyards Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay 2004Chardonnay from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
Kistler Vineyards Cuvee Cathleen Chardonnay 2004Chardonnay from Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California