Sonoma Pinot Noir
Want to experience the best Pinot Noir wine this world has to offer? Pinot Noirs that are so bold and fruity you might mistake them for Syrahs? Then we have the perfect list for you – our favorite bottles of Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California. While the average wine drinker might be focused on Pinot Noir pairings, whether Pinot Noir is sweet or dry, or the differences between Pinot Noir vs Cabernet Sauvignon. …Read More
Reaching into the cellars of California’s wine country history, there are lines that trace back to Sonoma County as the true birthplace of the California wine industry. Today, Sonoma showcases globally-renowned Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. But how exactly did the Sonoma wine country take the stage amongst one of the world’s best known wine regions?
California wine country is one of the most revered viticultural areas on Earth. This incredibly diverse region boasts prized Chardonnay,…Read More
Near the coast of northern California is a place where the fog caresses the sea and envelops the rolling hills in its cool embrace. And here lies a family owned estate that started from the most humble of beginnings. One that would go on to create the best Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir around.
That estate is Halleck Vineyard.
But when Ross and Jennifer Halleck, the co-founders of Halleck Vineyard, originally planted their Estate Vineyard in 1993,…Read More
There is no shortage of options when it comes to the world of wine. And depending on your tastes, the vast array of wine flavors can be intimidating. This is especially true when it comes to finding the best Pinot Noir wine.
Pinot Noir wine comes in an immense variety of tastes and textures, and it’s sometimes difficult to figure out what makes a bottle a good Pinot Noir.
But there are several factors to help you narrow down the best Pinot Noir wine for you.…Read More
If you’ve found yourself standing in front of a row of red wines, wondering what the difference is between Pinot Noir vs Cabernet Sauvignon vs Merlot, you aren’t alone. They are three of the most popular red wines on the market, and they do have distinct differences.
And we’re here to tell you how to identify them as you begin dipping your toes into the depths of these ruby beauties.
To demonstrate the difference between Merlot vs Pinot Noir vs Cabernet Sauvignon,…Read More
If you’re new to the world of red wine, or perhaps a white wine or rosé aficionado looking to branch into new (red) territory, you may have found yourself asking: “Is Pinot Noir sweet or dry wine?”
We’re here to help you understand everything there is to know about this silky red wine, including how it tastes, its origin if Pinot Noir is dry or sweet, and how food pairings can affect its taste.…Read More
Ask any wine connoisseur where the best Pinot Noir in the US is made – and the Russian River Valley will be at the top of the list. It is truly unlike any other Pinot on Earth – and we’re here to tell you what makes a glass of red wine from this region so special.
The Russian River Valley, with its foggy mystique and rolling hills, produces startlingly vibrant Pinot Noir wines –…Read More
Ah, Pinot Noir. With a subtle fruit taste and an array of other delightful flavors rolled into a lovely ruby-colored glass of wine, it is truly a varietal fit for almost any occasion. In fact, it’s known as the world’s most popular light-bodied red wine and it happens to be the most popular wine we make here at Halleck Vineyard.
So, we wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve already heard of or tasted it.
But what is Pinot Noir exactly?…Read More
In 2015, I got a call from a young man in New York, Josh Groban. He was performing on Broadway, had tasted our Pinot Noir, loved it, and inquired about making a special wine to benefit his foundation, the Find Your Light Foundation. The Find Your Light Foundation funds arts education across the United States.
Since we had three sons, all artists, all having attended public schools, the fit was synchronistic. We happily agreed.…Read More
When we planted our Estate Vineyard in 1993, our goals were not lofty.
There had never been a Pinot Noir vineyard planted in western Sebastopol, all the way to the coast. We were the first; we proceeded without a clue what we were doing. We purchased the rootstock from the Yellow Pages.
We thought it would be beautiful, relatively inexpensive landscaping and we could make “backyard garage wine.” In the best of all worlds,…Read More