6 bottles of Rosé on a table
Varietal of the Month Wine Style of the Month – Rosé

MAY 2024 —Wine Style of the Month Rosé OVERVIEW: It’s that time of year again. Time for the new releases of Rosé—the summer favorite and year round delight. Light and lively, with flavors of strawberry, watermelon, and spice—Rosé is the crisp and refreshing choice for picnics and barbecues but also easy to pair with a […]

Marcy Gordon / May 21, 2024
four large glasses filled with red wine, held by four people, but can only see their hands.
Wineries Toast to Taste: Exploring the Ultimate Wine Tasting Experience in Sonoma County

Everyone hopes for the ultimate wine tasting experience when anticipating a trip. Research and planning take a lot of time, so I hope this blog can lend the guidance you’ve been seeking.   Wine Tasting Experiences in Sonoma County The Wine Road in Northern Sonoma County offers everything to create the ultimate wine tasting experience […]

Rebecca Germolus / Apr 11, 2024
Varietal of the Month Varietal of the Month – Merlot

Merlot—It’s hard to believe this is the first time we have reviewed Merlot for the Varietal of the Month! Merlot practically needs no introduction; it’s one of the Noble grapes, and one of the most planted grapes in the world. Perhaps you heard of Merlot in a movie that made the grape fall out of […]

Marcy Gordon / Mar 21, 2024
Cabernet Franc bottles on a sunny day
Varietal of the Month Cabernet Franc: Varietal of the Month

  Have you noticed everybody is talking about Cabernet Franc lately? It’s no surprise—Cabernet Franc has medium body and moderate tannin and acidity with great texture that makes it a worthy addition to the dinner table. Cabernet Franc offers up the softer side of Cabernet Sauvignon, to which it is the parent grape.   Here […]

Marcy Gordon / Nov 21, 2022
Viognier on the wine road
Varietal of the Month Viognier: Varietal of the Month

Viognier is a full-bodied white wine originally from the Northern Rhone Valley in France. Viognier differs depending on the climate be it cool or warm. Cool climate wines tend towards bright citrus notes, while warm climate wines exhibit deeper floral notes and ripe stone fruit flavors. Depending on the style, California Viognier can walk the […]

Marcy Gordon / Oct 28, 2022
Cabernet Sauvignon bottles on a rail with tress in the background
Varietal of the Month Cabernet Sauvignon: Varietal of the Month

Probably the most famous of all the varieties—Cabernet Sauvignon is King of the grape world. It grows in practically every wine region and is noted for it’s concentrated flavors and ability to age gracefully for decades. Its hearty body and tight-knit finely grained tannins make it pair worthy with a variety of foods. Sonoma Cabernet […]

Marcy Gordon / Jun 24, 2022
Malbec on the wine road
Varietal of the Month Malbec: Varietal of the Month

Malbec originated in the Cahors region of France and is one of the building blocks of Boudreaux blends. But Argentina is where the grape developed it’s following and found it’s place in the foothills of the Andes and high elevations sub regions of Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley. If you like Cab Franc, […]

Marcy Gordon / Nov 19, 2021
old wine press
Wineries Multigenerational Family Wineries – Part 1

Once common, multigenerational family wineries are a dwindling breed. But, along the Wine Road you can still find dozens multigenerational family wineries. So many in fact, it will take us awhile to explore them all. Almost A Century Old We’ll start with a wine family that goes back almost 100 years! The Pedroncelli family has […]

Rebecca Germolus / Aug 5, 2020
Four people toasting with wine glasses on the patio of Robert Young Estate Winery.
Wine Tasting Tips Enjoy Wine Tasting Again

Ready to venture out and enjoy wine tasting again? Please keep reading. They’re Open By the end of May, a few wineries had reopened their doors for tasters. Others needed more time to retool their tasting venues to accommodate social distancing. During the month of June, winery after winery reopened their doors with renewed enthusiasm. […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jun 29, 2020
Malbecs lined up on a counter
Varietal of the Month Malbec: Varietal of the Month

When we think of Malbec the first thing that may come to mind is Argentina. But the variety actually originated in the Cahors region of France and is one of the building blocks of Boudreaux blends. But Malbec from the Mendoza region of Argentina is where the grape developed it’s following and found it’s place […]

Marcy Gordon / Dec 30, 2019