Tag Archives: Sonoma

From Stonestreet to Copain: Jackson Family Wines’ Impressive Portfolio

(Jump down below for six standout wines from Stonestreet and Copain) There is a lot of romanticism in wine. The grapes, the winemakers, the vineyards… what’s not to love? But wine is, at the end of the day, a business. … Continue reading


Chasing The New California Wine Frontier (Part II: Scribe)

This is the second post in an ongoing series about wineries that are charting the new frontier of California wine. For Part I on Idlewild Wine, click here. If you were wondering where all the cool kids from SF and … Continue reading


Chasing The New California Wine Frontier, Part I: Idlewild

Not everyone who grows up in and around the wine industry finds their path into wine so easily. And when they do, it’s not always what tradition had intended. Idlewild’s founder, Sam Bilbro, is a case in point. Sam grew … Continue reading


Chasing Russian River Valley Pinot Noir In A Winter’s Chill

Winter in Sonoma County is much different than in the warm season. The landscape is muted, vines lay dormant, the buzz of the harvest has fizzed out, tasting rooms are quiet… and, as in the case of this past weekend, … Continue reading


Back on the California Wine Trail (Part II): Sonoma

As I wrote the other day, California is an endless expanse of wine regions that stretches on for, literally, days. From southern AVA’s near Santa Barbara to the upper reaches of Mendocino and beyond, it would take years to truly … Continue reading