Russian River: Articles on California's Russian River Wine Region

2007 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, USA, California, Sonoma, Russian River - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has cherries, slightly sour and sandalwood.  On the palate, sour cherries with slight root beer note.  This is a big wine and ageing pretty slowly.&nb

2014 Walter Hansel Winery Chardonnay Cuvée Alyce, USA, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

This has really improved in the last 6 months.  This has some oak on it which may be a question for some, but if you like this style, it is impressive.  Deep golden in color.  The no

2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Old Vines, USA, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley - Wine Reivew

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This is such a tremendous value.  Around $30.  Purple in color.  The nose is great with raspberries, dark cherries, spice, bramble and char.  On the palate, what a great texture

2014 B Wise Vineyards Wisdom, USA, California, Sonoma, Moon Mountain - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87

This is a blend of a lot of different grapes led by Zinfndel.  It is quite ripe and has some enjoyment factor.  Purple in color.  The nose is a bit puney with some raspberries and da

2015 Jax Vineyards Pinot Noir Y3, USA, California, Sonoma, Russian River - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Ruby in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice; earthy with cherries.  On the palate, this is bigger in style with cherries and slight sour cherries.  Nice texture.  Plenty

2013 White Oak Vineyards & Winery Pinot Noir, USA, California, Sonoma - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87

Ruby in color.  The nose has cherries/cherry juice.  On the palate, this is a bit one dimenstional.  More feminine in nature.  Cherries.  Actually, in the world of Pinot No

Top 25 Most Awesome Tasting Rooms in California

Wine tasting is not merely the act of drinking wine, it is the total experience and that includes the physical space you are standing in when sampling Sauvignon Blanc or pondering Petit Verdot.

Top 75 California Wines to Try Before You Quit Drinking (a non-dump bucket list if you will!)

In my last article, I listed the Top 75 French Wines to Try Before You Quit Drinking.  In this article I look at the “non-dump bucket” list for wines from California.  This proved to be a different task.  First, very few wineries have a long track record of making great wine.  Secondly, while California is diverse, it does not have the diversity of climates and terroir and grape varietals of France.  Still, it does produce some of the best wines in the world and any wine lover should make it a point to try as many of them as they can.  Here is my list:

1. Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon – It’s hard to pick the first wine.  This one is a great wine in every vintage and has been for a long time.  Expensive but still possible to afford and made in large enough quantities to be found in grocery stores.  Every lover of Cabernet should try this once.

Twins Oaks Winemaker Mark Weiner Discusses His Wines

As part of video wine review series, Cult Wines of Crushpad, IntoWine had the delightful opportunity to catch up with Twin Oaks winemaker Mark Weiner to hear his thoughts on the Twin Oaks wines and wine topics in general. Thanks to Mark for chatting.  

What inspired the name Twin Oaks Cellars?

Named after my twin daughters, as well as the twin oak trees in our neighborhood...

Affaire de Coeur Pinot Noir 2005 - IntoWineTV Episode 136

"Cult Wine Brands of Crushpad" IntoWineTV host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Bartholomew Broadbent and Loren Sonkin convene among the vines at Crushpad in Napa Valley to taste and discuss the cult wine brands of Crushpad

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