Category Archives: Sonoma County

PICK for the HOLIDAYS: Gloria Ferrer | Sparkling Wines | California | NV | $20

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Gloria Ferrer is arguably the biggest bang for the buck when it comes to California sparkling wine.  Gloria Ferrer sparklers are invariably fresh, flavorful, and balanced, with forward fruit flavors, lively acidity (thanks to cool climate grape growing in Sonoma County and the Carneros region), and mellow yeast … Continue reading

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PICK of the RACK: Nicholson Ranch | Chardonnay | Sonoma Valley | California | 2008 | $30 | 90 pts

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Aromas:  ripe nectarine; lemon peel; wet stone Character:  full-bodied; fruit-forward; lush mouth feel; sprightly acidicity; oak Flavors:  butterscotch; tropical fruit basket; vanilla; cardamom Food Pairing:  roasted chicken; fried calamari; braised pork   Family owned and operated Nicholson Ranch sits in the heart … Continue reading

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