Watch a tasting with distinguished winemakers from Sonoma County, one of the premier wine regions in the world! A nearly infinite array of microclimates provide the magic for Sonoma County vineyards, but every site has the positive benefit of Sonoma County’s overall ideal combination of weather, temperature, fog and rainfall offering the best for production of premium red wine. In partnership with Sonoma County Vintners, Wine.com host Gwendolyn Osborn leads this special tasting as we taste a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir from La Crema, a Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel from Pedroncelli Winery, and an Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Francis Ford Coppola Winery.
- Craig McAllister, Head Winemaker, La Crema
- Montse Reece, Winemaker, Pedroncelli Winery
- Evan Schiff, Winemaker, Francis Ford Coppola Winery
- Hosted by: Gwendolyn Osborn, Wine Educator, Wine.com
Tasting Set Includes:
- La Crema Russian River Pinot Noir
Aromas of black plum, fresh raspberry, and forest floor are complemented by flavors of bing cherry and sassafras with hints of baking spice.
- Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel
The Mother Clone is a classic Dry Creek Zinfandel with aromas of ripe raspberries, blackberries and a touch of warm baking spices. This Zin is plump. Jammy berry flavors combine with a touch of black pepper spice, notes of vanilla and toasty oak. The spice-berry dynamic so typical of Dry Creek Zin combines round tannin's and a long, toasty oak and spicy finish which are a hallmark of their style. Enjoy now or cellar for three to five years.
- Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This Cabernet Sauvignon is quite opulent with deep, dark flavors of fruit framed by firm tannins and rich oak character. Full-bodied and beautifully textured, this wine’s flavor complexity is heightened by the addition of Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Enjoy a luscious palate of blackberries, cherries, and cassis along with fragrant earthy minerals and notes of anise and cocoa. As the flavors build and flow, a toasted caramel impression at the end creates an alluring finish.
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