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California’s Cote d’Or

SOMM Journal – 2014/15, Anthony Dias Blue
West Sonoma Coast Vintners are a Brand Apart – California’s Cote d’Or

For California’s most extreme winemaking, head to the Sonoma Coast. This untamed area is California’s hottest winemaking region – and the coolest, with near-constant fog and wind sweeping up the ridgelines from the Pacific Ocean.

SNOW Magazine, 2014/15 Winter Issue, Erica Duecy
Ski & Sip – Exploring The Sonoma-Rockies Wine Connection

Cooler climate wines are the new popular kids in town and Sonoma’s far western edge dishes up cool like no other region. Many vineyards sit in view of the Pacific Ocean, at the mercy of fog, wind and chill throughout the growing season. Syrah, pinot noir and chardonnay do best here. Expect wines with vivid acidity, layers of complexity and precise balance.

Forbes, Feb – 2014, Katie Kelly Bell
Six Exciting Wine Regions To Explore In 2014

I’m always impressed and slightly agog at winemakers who seek the outermost edge of anything; it takes certain boldness and, some might argue, insanity, to invite extreme challenges into your winemaking.

Forbes, March – 2014, Katie Kelly Bell
California’s Edgiest Wine Region: The Western Sonoma Coast

The Saturday Grand Tasting is small, with 40 wineries pouring in a cozy tent at the Barlow…that’s one of the reasons it’s so stellar – the intimate setting means the winemakers themselves share the stories of their work. Many are boutique, small production stars who rarely offer their acclaimed cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah outside their West Sonoma County neighborhoods.

7×7 Magazine, Carey Sweet, July, 2014
Wine Country’s Top Food & Wine Festivals This Fall

Anyone who ventures out to the event (WOW Wine Festival) will find it to be a low key, deeply passionate, and fantastically educational celebration of some of Northern California’s most interesting wines.

7×7 Magazine, Carey Sweet, July, 2014
Wine Vinography, Alder Yarrow, June-2014

…the West of West Festival (is) the first weekend of August in Sebastopol. It’s a chance to learn about and taste through an incredible line-up of wines.

The Press Democrat, Virgine Boone, June-2014
Wines way out west

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