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Lake Sonoma Winery
The Tasting Panel describes this Zinfandel as “Bordeaux-like…contained and elegant.” The 2013 Zinfandel by Lake Sonoma Winery is well-balanced, featuring notes of spicy blackberry pie and cinnamon and finishes with caramelized oak and smooth tannins throughout. Sourced from Dry Creek Valley (known for outstanding Zinfandel), grapes are hand-selected and crafted into this rich, memorable wine.
93 Points – The Tasting Panel Magazine – September 2016
Lake Sonoma Winery Tasting Room | 134 Church Street
Entrance is on First St. West next to Sign of the Bear kitchen store Open Daily 11am – 6pm
707-721-1979 | lakesonomawinery.com
Nestled in the Historic Sonoma Square Vine Alley, Passaggio Wines' tasting room is truly a hidden gem. Cynthia Cosco’s artisan winemaking showcases stainless steel white wines, handcrafted to bring you a new generation of fruit forward, terroir driven, food friendly wines. This dry white wine is a lovely blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Roussanne, revealing tropical fruit, minerality, jasmine, lychee fruit, nectarine and dried apricots. A definite crowd pleaser.
Only 125 cases produced.
25 E. Napa St, Suite C | Sonoma CA 95476
Open Mon-Thur 12-6pm, Fri-Sun 12-6pm
(707) 934-8941 | www.passaggiowines.com
SYRAH/PETITE SIRAH BLEND
“Humbaba,” a proprietary blend of Syrah and Petite Sirah, exudes exotic flavors and aromas of spice, black fruit, mushrooms and tapenade. It’s a perfect wine for your barbecue, or paired with a varied selection of savory creations. Always rich and balanced,
the most compelling expression of “Humbaba” is found in our more mature bottlings.
Come and enjoy the current vintage poured daily at our tasting room, or arrange a private tasting to experience the full complexity of older vintages.
520 Broadway, Sonoma | Open daily 12-6pm
Private Tastings available by appointment
(707) 833-6100 | enkiduwines.com
WALT Wines specializes in Pinot Noir crafted with grapes sourced from the Pacific Coast’s most distinctive vineyard sites spanning a distance of 1000 miles. These regions include the Sta. Rita Hills, Sonoma County, Anderson Valley, the Willamette Valley and the Central Coast. Root 101 is a premiere Pinot Noir tasting dedicated to showcasing distinct vineyard voices that demonstrate defined character and personality, from land to table. This experience offers an educational opportunity to isolate the quality and variety of five distinct wines from regional Pinot Noir appellations. Each are paired with seasonal bites from Sonoma’s Girl and the Fig restaurant.
380 First St. West, Sonoma
707) 933-4440 | waltwines.com
Bump Wine Cellars
BUMP Wine Cellars is a family owned and operated boutique wine producer located in Sonoma, California focusing on small lot, single vineyard wines. Visit them at the Tasting Lounge and Gallery, which Sonoma Magazine, called “… a drop-dead gorgeous place to taste wine.” BUMP Zinfandel is sourced locally from the site of the historic Haraszthy vineyard. It captures a true representation of varietal character and a sense of place. This luscious wine is full-bodied and well balanced. The bright acidity carries hints of plum and cherry. With a touch of spice and minerality on the finish, this Zin will pair well with just about anything!
521 Broadway, Sonoma | (707) 228-9214 | www.bumpwine.com
Open Thursday-Monday 12-6pm, Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
MacLaren specializes in cool-climate Syrahs.
A small, family owned winery, they were recently named a Winery to Watch by the Wine & Spirits magazine. Their Syrahs are crafted from vineyards in the Russian River and Bennett Valleys and show incredible nuance and complexity. In their relaxing tasting lounge, the owners pour a selection of Syrahs showcasing the variety of terroirs in Sonoma County.
Be sure to also taste their Sauvignon Blanc, which made Sonoma Magazine's 100 wines of 2015, and their delicious Pinot Noir from Russian River.
27 East Napa Street, Suite E, Sonoma
Thursday-Sunday 12-6, Monday-Wednesday by appointment
(707) 938-7490 | www.maclarenwine.com