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Sonoma County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

2017 Ridge Geyserville

WA  94   
JS  93   
VN  92+    
WS  91   
JD  91   
2 available
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2001 Ridge Three Valleys

RP  90   
2 available
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2001 Ridge Three Valleys

Light label condition issue

RP  90   

2008 Kistler Cuvee Cathleen Chardonnay

RP  95   
VN  94   

2015 Duckhorn Vineyards Sonoma County Decoy Red

4 available
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2015 Duckhorn Vineyards Sonoma County Decoy Red

Light label condition issue

2018 Pride Mountain Sangiovese

2018 Pride Mountain Syrah

2007 Del Dotto Cinghiale Vineyard Pinot Noir

RP  93   
3 available
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2001 Jordan Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Bedrock Wine Company Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2 available
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2017 Bedrock Wine Company Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Carlisle The Integral

WS  94   
JD  94+    
WA  90   
VN  90-93   

2008 Dumol Chloe Chardonnay

RP  95   
ST  93   

2003 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages

WE  94   
RP  92   

2010 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages

WS  93   
RP  92   

2017 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages

36 available
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2017 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages

Light label condition issue

1985 Chateau St. Jean Select Late Harvest Johannisberg Riesling

Capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; 4 cm ullage; light label condition issue

1985 Chateau St. Jean Select Late Harvest Johannisberg Riesling

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; 3.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

2015 Wind Gap Sceales Vineyard Old Vine Grenache

VN  91   
2 available
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2014 Chalk Hill Estate Red

WA  92   
WS  90   

2002 Chalk Hill Imagine Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Hidden Ridge Impassable Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  100   
WS  92   

2001 Ferrari-Carano Tresor

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork