Russian River Valley

Rodney Strong Russian River Pinot Noir 2018

The Rodney Strong Russian River Pinot Noir 2018 is an estate-grown 100% Pinot Noir. For a little bit of background, Rodney Strong was a dancer on Broadway who came to Sonoma in 1959 and became a modern pioneer of California wine. He was one of the first to plant Pinot Noir in the Russian River…

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Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Russian River Pinot Noir 2020

Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Russian River Pinot Noir 2020 is an exclusive wine of $12.99 Trader Joe’s. This Pinot was produced for Trader Joe’s by MWK Wine Consulting, a private label winemaker. This wine is 100% Pinot Noir, which is nice to see when Petite Sirah and Syrah are added to give Pinot Noir some…

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Trader Joe’s Reserve Russian River Chardonnay 2020

The Trader Joe’s Reserve Russian River Chardonnay 2020 is a $9.99 Trader Joe’s wine made for them by Owl Creek Wine Services, a custom wine company operating in the Russian River AVA for the last 12 years. The Russian River AVA is located near the Pacific Ocean. The Sonoma Coast AVA is west and closer…

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Ashokawna Russian River Chardonnay 2018

The Ashokawna Russian River Chardonnay 2018 is an $8.99 Aldi exclusive. The Russian River Valley AVA is in western Coastal Sonoma County. The Sonoma Coast AVA is west of the Russian River Valley AVA. The Russian River Valley runs north/south parallel to the coast. The river originally flowed east/ west until a cataclysmic event thousands…

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Mantenere Russian River Chardonnay 2019

The Mantenere Russian River Chardonnay 2019 is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s wine sourced from vineyards inside the Russian River Valley AVA which is in turn inside the Sonoma County AVA of Northern California. The trademark for Mantenere is own by Francis Coppola Wines and Mantenere Cellars is located in Geyserville, California. Which also happens to…

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Taymar Russian River Chardonnay 2019

The Taymar Russian River Chardonnay 2019 is a $7.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive produced for them by DNA Vineyards who have made some of the best TJ’s wines over the years. DNA Vineyards is Dennis Patton and Andrea Silverstein. Dennis has been a leader in the Mendocino wine industry for forty years and Andrea has been…

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Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Russian River Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The Story The Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Russian River Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is a $7.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive sourced from grapes grown in the Russian River AVA of western Sonoma County. This Sauvignon Blanc is produced for TJs by Owl Ridge Wine Services. Owl Ridge is a custom crush and private label facility located in…

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Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Russian River Pinot Noir 2018

The Story The Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Russian River Pinot Noir 2018 is a $7.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive. There have been other Trader Joe’s Reserve Pinot Noirs over the years, the regular Reserve and Grand Reserve wines tend to have Lot #’s to differentiate them, I believe the Petit designation indicates that there is a limited…

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Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Russian River Chardonnay 2018

The Story The Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Russian River Chardonnay 2018 is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive. And this is an unexpected Chardonnay, the Fearless Flyer didn’t have much of anything interesting to say and the front label is the usual Tj’s exclusive label. But the back label tells that these grapes came from a…

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Folie à Deux Russian River Chardonnay Unoaked

Quake and Dave Talk About A Very Tasty Unoaked Russian River Chardonnay From Folks Who Know How To Do Chardonnay Right

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Sonoma-Cutrer Owsley Vineyards Russian River Pinot Noir 2016

The Sonoma-Cutrer Owsley Vineyards Russian River Pinot Noir 2016 is a single vineyard Pinot Noir grown in the southeastern corner of the Russian River AVA inside the Sonoma County AVA of Northern California. The Owsley Vineyard is along the Bloomfield Gap which is the geological feature that funnels fog inland from the Pacific Ocean to the…

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Expo Russian River Chardonnay 2015

The Expo Russian River Chardonnay 2015 is a $9.99 custom private label wine found at Whole Foods. The custom winery that produced the Expo Chard specializes in more upscale private label wine, here the grapes are sourced from the Russian River Valley AVA (Sonoma County, California) one of the elite Chardonnay growing areas in California and the label…

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Korbel Russian River Valley Natural 2013

The Korbel Russian River Valley Natural 2013 is 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay with 75% of the grapes grown in Korbel estate vineyards in the Russian River AVA inside the Sonoma County AVA in Northern California.  This is a vintage dated wine, most Bubbly in this price range (around $16) are non-vintage wines, using wine…

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Ferrari-Carano Pinot Grigio 2016

The Ferrari-Carano Pinot Grigio 2016 is sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards in the Russian River Valley AVA inside the Sonoma County AVA of northern California. The Russian River Valley AVA follows the Russian River as it turns to the west towards the Pacific Ocean but stops before the coastal region. Ferrari-Carano has produced wine since 1985, their…

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Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Russian River Pinot Noir Lot 22 2012

The 2012 Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Russian River Pinot Noir Lot 22 is one of the rare Trader Joe’s exclusive wines that is priced above $9.99, this Pinot is $12.99. The Lot 22 designation on the label is new, are there other Lot’s of TJ’s Russian River Pinots in the pipeline? The Russian River AVA…

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Bogle Vineyards Pinot Noir 2011

The 2011 Bogle Vineyards California Pinot Noir is sourced from contracted vineyards in the Russian River Valley AVA (inside Sonoma County) and the Monterey AVA along with Bogle Estate grown grapes from the Clarksburg AVA (southwest of Sacramento and west of Lodi). Bogle is a 6th generation family owned winery with extensive vineyard holdings in…

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Matchbook Old Head Chardonnay 2010

The 2010 Matchbook Old Head (refers to used oak barrels) Chardonnay is sourced 98% from the Matchbook Vineyards (sustainably farmed) in the Dunnigan Hills AVA and 2% from the Dutton Ranch Mill Station Vineyard in the Russian River Valley AVA. The grapes are picked at night, because the they are juicier when the weather is…

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Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2011

2011 was a great vintage for Sauvignon Blanc in California, and Joel “Gott” some of the best. Gott’s winemaker Alisa Jacobson (Korbel, Phelps) blends grapes from Monterey – rich, tropical floral fruit – with Lake County‘s citrus-note fruit and Russian River Valley’s mineral-note fruit, and ferments and ages it unadulterated in 100% stainless. She even…

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Oak Valley River Canyon Ridge Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2011

The entire name of this wine is Oak Valley River Canyon Ridge by Glenn Meadows Creek Russian River Valley Chardonnay, it is a $7.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive sourced from grapes grown in the Russian River AVA which is located inside the Sonoma grape growing AVA in Northern California. This Chardonnay is produced for Trader Joe’s…

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2010 Rodney Strong Sonoma County Chardonnay

The 2010 Rodney Strong Sonoma County Chardonnay is sourced from Rodney Strong’s estate grown vineyards as well as contracted vineyards in the Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and the Sonoma Coastal region. 60% of the Chardonnay was fermented and then aged for 5 months in French and American oak barrels and this portion also underwent…

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2011 Acre Russian River Valley Chardonnay

The 2011 Acre Russian River Valley Chardonnay is a $7.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive. There is or at least was an Acre Wine Company that produce wines sourced from the Central Coast (the wines they make list for 3 times as much), and this bottle shares their bottle graphics, a silk screened grape vine, but this…

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2010 Picket Fence Russian River Pinot Noir

The 2010 Picket Fence Pinot Noir is sourced from 2 vineyards, the Green Valley vineyard and the Riverside Vineyard in the Russian River Valley AVA inside of Sonoma, California. The winemaker, Alison Crowe, worked at Chalone and Boony Doon before taking over the winemaking chores at Picket Fence. Picket Fence is owned by Bronco Wines…

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2010 Hook and Ladder Russian River Chardonnay

The 2010 Hook and Ladder Russian River Chardonnay is sourced from their Estate vineyards in the Russian River sub AVA of Sonoma, California. This is not a “brand” wine or a virtual winery, Hook and Ladder grow the grapes in their own vineyards and produce, age and bottle the wine in their own winery. Hook…

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2010 Sebastopol Hills Pinot Noir

The 2010 Sebastopol Hills Pinot Noir is a Trader Joe’s ($9.99) exclusive, is a label produced by Owl Ridge Wine Services, a custom wine making facility, who are also related to Owl Ridge Winery, a top notch Russian River Pinot Noir producer. The label indicates only that the grapes are sourced from the Sonoma Coast…

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2009 Wine Guerrilla Sonoma County Zinfandel

The 2009 Wine Guerrilla Zinfandel is 85% Zinfandel and 15% Petit Sirah sourced from vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley AVA’s of Sonoma County, California. The seems to be 2 bottlings of the Sonoma County Zinfandel, there is another bottle that also has Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan blended in, 1,100 cases…

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