Category Archives: Sonoma Coast

PICK of the RACK: Jenner Vineyards | Chardonnay | Sonoma Coast AVA | Sonoma County | California | 2010 | $18 | 90 pts

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This Chardonnay is vivid and pure, with aromas of lemon meringue pie, lime zest, and lemongrass followed by flavors of green apple, orange marmalade, and baked peach.  It’s medium-bodied with acids that are crisp and tangy, and there’s just enough oak to leave a creamy (though … Continue reading

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QUICK SIP: Joseph Phelps | Fogdog | Pinot Noir | Freestone Vineyards | Sonoma Coast | California | 2010 | $35 | 89 pts

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Here’s a spirited Pinot Noir from Joseph Phelps’ Freestone Vineyards, located in the cool and rugged Sonoma Coast region just inland from the Pacific coastline. Aromas of huckleberries and anise lead to flavors of ripe red berries, allspice, and lavender, … Continue reading

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