Sonoma

Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Sonoma Brut NV (2020)

The Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Sonoma Brut NV (2020) is a Trader Joe’s $14.99 non-vintage blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier sourced from vineyards in Sonoma County AVA in Northern California. The back label says this Bubbly was “produced and bottled by” Rack and Riddle, Healdsburg, California. They are an independent wine company…

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TJ’s Grand Reserve Sonoma Meritage 2013

The Story The TJ’s Grand Reserve Sonoma Meritage 2013-Lot 92 is a Trader Joe’s limited edition $12.99 Bordeaux Blend comprised of Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. A 12.99 Sonoma Meritage Red Blend isn’t all that unusual, but where the Tj’s Grand Reserve separates itself from the other $12.99 wines, is this blend is aged…

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Fidelity Alexander Valley Zinfandel 2017

The Story The Nick Goldschmidt Fidelity Alexander Valley Railroad Estate Zinfandel 2017 is 88% Zinfandel and 12% Petite Sirah sourced from the Railroad Estate vineyard in Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California. Nick Goldschmidt is the head of a vineyard and winemaking family, everyone get involved, including the children. They have vineyards and wineries in New Zealand,…

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Duckhorn Decoy Red Blend 2016

Quake & Dave Drink Duckhorn Decoy Red Blend 2016 and talk about Chinese science beakers, bacon fat, and ducks

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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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Sipping Sonoma Part 1

In this podcast episode, we reminisce about our travels to California Wine Country, in … Sipping Sonoma Part 1 Heading to Sonoma County? Listen in and pick up some tips along the way.

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Sipping Sonoma Part 2

In this podcast episode, our California wine country tour continues in Sipping Sonoma Part 2 Where to go? Where to stay? Do you need appointments? Should you tip your tour guide? What about your tasting host? We’ve got the skinny for you.

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Coppola Diamond Collection Pavilion Chardonnay 2016

The Coppola Diamond Collection Pavilion Chardonnay 2016 is a limited edition wine sourced from vineyards in 60% Santa Barbara and 40% Sonoma, the regular Diamond Collection Chardonnay is sourced from Monterey. In a side note, this Chard could have shown California on the front label, since Santa Barbara is part of the Central Coast AVA and…

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Castle Rock Los Carneros Sonoma Pinot Noir 2012

The Castle Rock Los Carneros Sonoma Pinot Noir 2012 is, of course, sourced from long termed contracted vineyards in the Sonoma side of the Carneros AVA in Northern California. Carneros is located inside both Napa and Sonoma, which is why the distinction is made. If you are trying to find Carneros sail east under the Golden…

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Coppola Director’s Cut Zinfandel 2013 – Episode 2

In this episode – we dig on some Coppola Zin! Listen in now to see what we thought of it.

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Ferrari-Carano Siena 2014

The Ferrari-Carano Siena 2014 is blend of mainly Sangiovese along with smaller portions of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Sirah sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards in the Alexander Valley AVA, the Dry Creek AVA, and the Russian River AVA all inside the Sonoma County AVA in Northern California. The Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery have been family…

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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 Dry Sangiovese Rose’ 2016

The Ferrari-Carano Dry Sangiovese Rose’ 2016 is sourced from estate vineyards in the Sonoma County AVA of Northern California. Ferrari Carano (founded in 1985) have 19 estate sustainably farmed vineyards along with 1400 acres of vines and are large enough to have 2 wineries, one for making Red wine and the other for White wine. This is a…

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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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Lazy Creek Vineyards Rose Of Pinot Noir 2016

The Lazy Creek Vineyards Rose Of Pinot Noir 2014 is sourced from sustainably grown grapes farmed in the Anderson Valley AVA inside the Sonoma AVA in Northern California. Lazy Creek Vineyards have been around for about 100 years and are currently own by Don and Rhonda Carano, they are the Carano in the Ferrari-Carano Winery. This…

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