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Posted: November 3, 2014 By Tim Fish
Posted: October 31, 2014 By James Laube
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Posted: October 30, 2014 By James Laube
I've been tasting more 2012 Sonoma-grown Pinot Noirs of late, and the same pattern of quality and style emerges as I've discussed previously: These are fairly tannic, tight, backward wines that are not showy, or fruity, or generous, terms often applied to California Pinots (and California wines in general).
Posted: October 29, 2014 By Tim Fish
Cyrus was Sonoma County's top restaurant when it closed two years ago. The timing was ironic, since Healdsburg's dining scene in 2012 was almost red hot, a fire that Cyrus helped ignite when it opened in 2005.
Partners Nick Peyton and Douglas Keane always said Cyrus was only on hiatus, and now the reboot is officially in the works. Sorry, reservations aren't being accepted yet. You'll have to wait until 2016. That's a long time, but considering what Keane, Peyton and their investors have in mind, it's just around the corner.
Posted: October 27, 2014 By Kasey Carpenter
Posted: October 27, 2014 By Aaron Romano
Posted: October 21, 2014 By MaryAnn Worobiec
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Posted: October 20, 2014 By Aaron Romano
Posted: October 20, 2014 By Augustus Weed
Posted: October 15, 2014 By Tim Fish
Posted: October 15, 2014 By James Laube
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Posted: October 13, 2014 By Aaron Romano
Posted: October 10, 2014 By James Laube
Fred and Carol Schrader's new label could easily have been called Boars' View of Marcassin, because that's the story behind its name.
The Schraders' Boars' View looks out at Marcassin (which is French for young wild boar), the adjacent vineyard and winery owned by Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer in the Fort Ross-Seaview appellation of Sonoma Coast. It's in a remote, tree-shrouded area, a few miles inland from the Pacific, but clearly warm enough to fully ripen grapes.
Posted: October 10, 2014 By MaryAnn Worobiec
Posted: October 8, 2014 By James Laube
Posted: October 6, 2014 By Aaron Romano
Posted: October 1, 2014 By James Laube
Joey Tensley and Alex Guarachi have teamed up to make an exciting new red wine from Santa Barbara that is exactly what wine lovers are looking for: an outstanding wine that's affordable and available.
They have collaborated on a wine called Tenshen, a $25 red with 3,500 cases made. The first vintage, 2013, exhibits a fresh, lively array of flavors, extending from ripe, juicy plum and black cherry to subtler dried herb, tar and rose petal.
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