10 Sonoma Wines of Many Stripes

Take a trip through Sonoma with these new reviews of California Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Merlot and more

10 Sonoma Wines of Many Stripes
Gary Farrell winery focuses on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. (Alan Campbell)
Sep 9, 2019

Sonoma is one of the most diverse winegrowing regions in California. From the fog-shrouded coast to the warmer inland valleys, the region boasts a wide array of soils, elevations and microclimates that make it ideal for a range of grapes. Here, we explore the many sides of Sonoma with an assortment of highly rated new releases that should fit any taste or budget, including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Merlot and more.

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